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English definition of “exit”


noun [C]    /ˈek·sɪt, ˈeɡ·zɪt/
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.
(Definition of exit noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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