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quit

verb
 
 
/kwɪt/ ( present participle quitting, past tense and past participle quit)
NOT WORK [I, T] B1 to leave your job or school permanently: She recently quit her job to spend more time with her family.Retiring and resigning from work
NOT DO [T] B1 to stop doing something: I quit smoking and put on weight.Stop having or doing something
COMPUTER [I, T] to end a program on a computerComputer concepts
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