quit1 / kwit/ • v. (quit·ting ; past and past part. quit·ted or quit ) 1. [tr.] leave (a place), usually permanently: he was ordered to quit the cabin immediately. ∎ inf. resign from (a job): she quit her job in a pizza restaurant | [intr.] he quit as manager of struggling Third Division City. ∎ inf. stop or discontinue (an action or activity): quit moaning! I want to quit smoking. 2. (quit oneself) archaic behave in a specified way: quit yourselves like men, and fight.• adj. (quit of) rid of: I want to be quit of him.PHRASES: quit hold of archaic let go of.quit2 • n. [in comb.] used in names of various small songbirds found in the Caribbean area, e.g., bananaquit, grassquit.
A. vb. † set free, clear, clear off;
B. †repay, requite;
C. renounce; leave. XIV. ME. quitte, repl. earlier quite (XIII), — (O)F. quitter, earlier quiter; cf. medL. quittāre, quiētāre, f. L. quiētus QUIT1.
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.