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Quit

To vacate; remove from; surrender possession.

When a tenant leaves premises that he or she has been renting, the tenant is said to quit such premises.

A notice to quit is written notification given by a landlord to a tenant that indicates that the landlord wants to repossess the premises and that the tenant must vacate them at a certain designated time.

quit

v. to leave, used in a written notice to a tenant to leave the premises (notice to quit). (See: notice to quit, unlawful detainer)

quit

(Discontinue), verb abandon, abdicate, abjure, abort, acknowledge defeat, admit defeat, apostatize, arrest, back out, become inactive, break off, bring to an end, call a halt, capitulate, cause a stoppage, cause to halt, cease, cease progress, cease to use, cease work, check, come to a standstill, cut out, desist from, drop, finish, forgo, forsake, forswear, give up, go into retirement, go out of business, halt, have done with, intermit, lay aside, leave off, leave unninished, make an end of, nol-pros, put a stop to, put an end to, relinquish, renounce, resign, retire, secede, stand aside, step down, stop, succumb, suffer defeat, surcease, suspend, tergiversate, terminate, withdraw, yield

quit

(Evacuate), verb abandon, abscond, beat a retreat, decamp, defect, depart from, desert, disappear, egress, escape, exit, flee, forsake, get out, go, go away, go forth, go out, hurry away, leave, make a departure, make an exit, move away, part, pull out, remove oneself, retire, run away, separate from, set forth, set out, take flight, take leave, take leave of, take oneself away, turn one's back on, vacate, vanish, walk away, walk out, withdraw
Associated concepts: notice to quit, quit

quit

(Free of), verb absolve, acquit, clear, deliver, disembroil, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, emancipate, exonerate, extricate, grant amnesty to, lift controls, manumit, pardon, release, render free, rescue, set at liberty, set free

quit

(Repay), verb balance accounts, be even with, clear a debt, clear accounts, compensate, discharge a debt, make compensation, make payment, make reparation, make restitution, pay a debt, pay an indemnity, pay back, pay in full, pay off, pay old debts, recompense, refund, reimburse, remunerate, restore, return, settle a debt, settle an account
See also: abandon, cease, comport, defect, demean, demit, depart, discontinue, evacuate, forfeit, forgo, forswear, halt, leave, part, pay, recoup, reimburse, relinquish, remise, renege, renounce, resign, retire, retreat, secede, shirk, stop, submit, vacate, withdraw, yield

quit

1 to free, release, absolve.
2 to give up, renounce, leave.
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To quit on us, to leave husband and children for several months to go and have fun with a lover, my mother had to temporarily suspend whatever love she felt for us.
Anyone who has ever tried to quit smoking knows it is a difficult process.
Simply put, to quit means to stop doing something, to give up a habit or to leave a locality.
She recommends that individuals quit with an optimistic attitude and when possible make provisions for leaving those impacted by the decision in the best way possible.
So when legislators called it quits early Monday, they weren't just ignoring the state Constitution they have sworn to uphold.
Indirect evidence for a dopamine role comes from three unpublished clinical trials, conducted several years ago, which found that Prozac and related serotonin boosters offer no help to those trying to quit cigarettes, Glassman says.
Conserve cash: Before the individual actually quits his job and for the first few months after he goes into business, he should minimize cash outlays and build up a margin for error.
The current study extends this literature on the wage effects of mobility by examining (1) the separate effects of cumulative voluntary (employee-initiated) and involuntary (employer-initiated) mobility events, (2) the separate effects of cumulative economic quits and family-related quits, and (3) the separate effects of cumulative layoffs and discharges for both young men and young women.
They think they can quit and later on there will be no harm done.
Even though he almost quit as a minor leaguer, Piazza said his most memorable times in baseball occurred before he reached the majors.
The following are 10 reasons to quit smoking today.