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"exit" in British English

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exitnoun [C]

uk   /ˈek.sɪt/ /ˈeɡ.zɪt/  us   /ˈek.sɪt/  /ˈeɡ.zɪt/
  • 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.

exitverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈek.sɪt/ /ˈeɡ.zɪt/  us   /ˈek.sɪt/  /ˈeɡ.zɪt/
(Definition of exit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"exit" in American English

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exitnoun [C]

 us   /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.

exitverb [I/T]

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

"exit" in Business English

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exitverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈeksɪt/
to stop working for a company or doing a particular business activity: Departing executives usually exit the company almost immediately. Four cruise ships are being sold off as the company plans to exit its cruise-line operations.exit from sth We are exiting from retail to focus on distribution.
FINANCE to stop investing in something: Owners of the stock, which closed at 205p yesterday, should not exit now.exit from sth Nervous investors exited from property shares.
IT to stop using a computer program: Remember to save your work before you exit. exit the program/site/game

exitnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈeksɪt/
the act of stopping working for a company or doing a particular business activity: sb's exit from sth He spoke honestly about the company's exit from television.an exit strategy/route Make sure you have an exit strategy in case the job doesn't work out.
FINANCE a way of stopping investing in something: It acquired its shares at 90p and is known to be looking for an exit.
the act of ending an agreement, for example a contract or a loan: an exit from sth They successfully negotiated an exit from the contract. an exit charge/penalty/fee
(Definition of exit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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