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exit

noun [C] uk   /ˈek.sɪt/ /ˈeɡ.zɪt/ us  

exit noun [C] (DOOR)

A2 the door through which you might leave a building or large vehicle, or the act of leaving something, especially a theatre stage: a fire exit (= a door you can escape through if there is a fire) an emergency exit He saw Emma arrive and made a quick exit. She made her exit from the stage to rapturous applause.
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exit noun [C] (ROAD)

A2 a smaller road used to leave a main road: Come off the motorway at the Duxford exit.

exit

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈek.sɪt/ /ˈeɡ.zɪt/ us  

exit verb [I or T] (BUILDING)

to leave a building or large vehicle: I exited quickly before anyone could see me. Please exit the theatre by the side doors.

exit verb [I or T] (COMPUTER)

B1 to end a computer program that you are using: You have to exit the program before starting another.
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