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exit

noun [C]  /ˈek·sɪt, ˈeɡ·zɪt/ us  
the door through which you might leave a room, building, or large vehicle, or a place on a main road where a vehicle can leave it by taking a smaller road: In case of fire, use the emergency exit next to the elevator. Stay on the freeway until you get to the Ventura exit. An exit is also the act of leaving a place, esp. a public place such as the stage of a theater: She made her exit to rapturous applause.

exit

verb [I/T]  /ˈek·sɪt, ˈeɡ·zɪt/ us  
to leave a room, building, or large vehicle, or to leave a main road: [I/T] Please exit (the theater) by the side doors. If you exit a computer or computer program, you stop using it.
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