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"exit" in British English

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exitnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈek.sɪt/ /ˈeɡ.zɪt/
  • exit noun [C] (DOOR)

A2 the ​door through which you might ​leave a ​building or ​largevehicle, or the ​act of ​leaving something, ​especially a ​theatrestage: 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 ​rapturousapplause.
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  • exit noun [C] (ROAD)

A2 a ​smallerroad used to ​leave a ​mainroad: Come off the ​motorway at the Duxford exit.

exitverb [I or T]

uk   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 ​largevehicle, or a ​place on a ​mainroad where a ​vehicle can ​leave it by taking a ​smallerroad: 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 ​publicplace 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 ​largevehicle, or to ​leave a ​mainroad: [I/T] Please exit (the ​theater) by the ​sidedoors. If you exit a ​computer or ​computerprogram, 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 ​stopworking for a ​company or doing a particular ​businessactivity: Departing ​executives usually exit the ​company almost immediately. Four cruise ​ships are being ​sold off as the ​companyplans to exit its cruise-line ​operations.exit from sth We are exiting from ​retail to ​focus on ​distribution.
FINANCE to ​stopinvesting in something: Owners of the ​stock, which ​closed at 205p yesterday, should not exit now.exit from sth Nervous ​investors exited from ​propertyshares.
IT to ​stop using a ​computerprogram: Remember to ​save your ​work before you exit. exit the ​program/​site/​game

exitnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈeksɪt/
the ​act of ​stoppingworking for a ​company or doing a particular ​businessactivity: 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 ​stoppinginvesting 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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