Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “quit”

quit

verb [I or T]
 
 
/kwɪt/
informal HR, WORKPLACE to leave your job: quit your job (as sth) Unable to drive, Lee was forced to quit his job. Mr. Turner quit his job as a loan officer to take up dairy farming. If she hates her job, why doesn't she quit?
informal to leave a place or stop an activity: He hates Britain and wants to quit for good. I would love to quit magazine work.quit doing sth As many as a third of producers have indicated that they intend to quit milking cows unless returns improve.
IT to close a program on a computer: If a window appears asking you whether to quit any open applications, click Continue.
(Definition of quit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of quit?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “quit”

Definitions of “quit” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

flair

natural ability to do something well

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More