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"quit" in British English

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quitverb [I or T]

uk   us   /kwɪt/ (present participle quitting, past tense and past participle quit)
B1 to ​stop doing something or ​leave a ​job or a ​place: Would you quit ​yourjob if you ​inheritedlots of ​money? [+ -ing verb] I'm going to quit smoking. Quit wasting my ​time! Press Q to quit the ​program.

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(Definition of quit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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quitverb [I/T]

 us   /kwɪt/ (quitting, past tense and past participle quit)
to ​leave a ​job or a ​place, or to ​stop doing something: [I] Her ​assistant quit without an ​explanation. [T] I quit ​working to be at ​home with the ​kids. [T] Quit ​worrying about him – he’ll be ​fine!
(Definition of quit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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quitverb [I or T]

uk   us   /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 ​loanofficer 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 ​magazinework.quit doing sth As many as a third of ​producers have ​indicated that they intend to quit ​milking cows unless ​returnsimprove.
IT to ​close a ​program on a ​computer: If a ​window appears ​asking you whether to quit any ​openapplications, ​click Continue.
(Definition of quit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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