Quit vs. Leave

Quit vs. Leave — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Quit and Leave

Quitverb

To cease or discontinue

asked them to quit talking.quit smoking.

Leaveverb

To go out of or away from

not allowed to leave the room.

Quitverb

To resign from or relinquish

quit a job.

Leaveverb

To go without taking or removing

left my book on the bus.

Quitverb

To depart from; leave

"You and I are on the point of quitting the theater of our exploits" (Horatio Nelson).

Leaveverb

To omit or exclude

left out the funniest part of the story.
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Quitverb

To leave the company of

had to quit the gathering in order to be home by midnight.

Leaveverb

To have as a result, consequence, or remainder

The car left a trail of exhaust fumes. Two from eight leaves six.

Quitverb

(Computers) To exit (an application).

Leaveverb

To cause or allow to be or remain in a specified state

left the lights on.

Quitverb

To rid oneself of by paying

quit a debt.

Leaveverb

To have remaining after death

left a young son.
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Quitverb

To release from a burden or responsibility.

Leaveverb

To bequeath

left her money to charity.

Quitverb

(Archaic) To conduct (oneself) in a specified way

Quit yourselves like adults.

Leaveverb

To give over to another to control or act on

Leave all the details to us.

Quitverb

To cease an action or cease working properly; stop

The car quit on the hill.

Leaveverb

To abandon or forsake

leave home.left her husband.

Quitverb

To abandon an activity out of frustration or despair; give up

saw that he would never get the part and quit.

Leaveverb

To remove oneself from association with or participation in

left the navy for civilian life.

Quitverb

To resign from or leave a job.

Leaveverb

To give or deposit, as for use or information, upon one's departure or in one's absence

He left a note for you. Leave your name and address.

Quitadjective

Absolved of a duty or an obligation; free.

Leaveverb

To cause or permit to be or remain

left myself plenty of time.

Quitverb

To pay (a debt, fine etc.).

Leaveverb

(Nonstandard) To allow or permit; let.

Quitverb

To repay (someone) for (something).

Leaveverb

To set out or depart; go

When can you leave?.

Quitverb

To repay, pay back (a good deed, injury etc.).

Leaveverb

To put forth foliage; leaf.

Quitverb

To conduct or acquit (oneself); to behave (in a specified way).

Leavenoun

Permission to do something.

Quitverb

To carry through; to go through to the end.

Leavenoun

An act of departing; a farewell

took leave of her with a heavy heart.

Quitverb

(transitive) To set at rest; to free, as from anything harmful or oppressive; to relieve; to clear; to liberate.

Leavenoun

See leave of absence.

Quitverb

(transitive) To release from obligation, accusation, penalty, etc.; to absolve; to acquit.

Leaveverb

(transitive) To have a consequence or remnant.

Quitverb

(transitive) To abandon, renounce (a thing).

Leaveverb

To cause or allow (something) to remain as available; to refrain from taking (something) away; to stop short of consuming or otherwise depleting (something) entirely.

I left my car at home and took a bus to work.The ants did not leave so much as a crumb of bread.There's not much food left. We'd better go to the shops.

Quitverb

(transitive) To leave (a place).

Leaveverb

To cause, to result in.

The lightning left her dazzled for several minutes.Infantile paralysis left him lame for the rest of his life.

Quitverb

To resign from (a job, office, position, etc.).

After having to work overtime without being paid, I quit my job.

Leaveverb

(transitive) To put; to place; to deposit; to deliver, with a sense of withdrawing oneself.

Leave your hat in the hall.We should leave the legal matters to lawyers.I left my sewing and went to the window to watch the falling snow.

Quitverb

To stop, give up (an activity) (usually + gerund or verbal noun).

John is planning to quit smoking.

Leaveverb

To depart; to separate from.

Quitverb

To close (an application).

Leaveverb

To let be or do without interference.

I left him to his reflections.I leave my hearers to judge.

Quitadjective

(usually followed by of) Released from obligation, penalty, etc; free, clear, or rid.

Leaveverb

(transitive) To depart from; to end one's connection or affiliation with.

I left the country and I left my wife.

Quitnoun

Any of numerous species of small passerine birds native to tropical America.

Leaveverb

(transitive) To end one's membership in (a group); to terminate one's affiliation with (an organization); to stop participating in (a project).

I left the band.

Quitverb

put an end to a state or an activity;

Quit teasing your little brother

Leaveverb

(intransitive) To depart; to go away from a certain place or state.

I think you'd better leave.

Quitverb

give up or retire from a position;

The Secretary fo the Navy will leave office next monthThe chairman resigned over the financial scandal

Leaveverb

To transfer something.

Quitverb

go away or leave

Leaveverb

(transitive) To transfer possession of after death.

When my father died, he left me the house.

Quitverb

turn away from; give up;

I am foreswearing women forever

Leaveverb

(transitive) To give (something) to someone; to deliver (something) to a repository; to deposit.

I'll leave the car in the station so you can pick it up there.

Quitverb

give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat;

In the second round, the challenger gave up

Leaveverb

(transitive) To transfer responsibility or attention of (something) (to someone); to stop being concerned with.

Can't we just leave this to the experts?

Leaveverb

To remain (behind); to stay.

Leaveverb

To stop, desist from; to "leave off" (+ noun / gerund).

Leaveverb

(transitive) To give leave to; allow; permit; let; grant.

Leaveverb

To produce leaves or foliage.

Leaveverb

(obsolete) To raise; to levy.

Leavenoun

(cricket) The action of the batsman not attempting to play at the ball.

Leavenoun

(billiards) The arrangement of balls in play that remains after a shot is made (which determines whether the next shooter — who may be either the same player, or an opponent — has good options, or only poor ones).

Leavenoun

Permission to be absent; time away from one's work.

I've been given three weeks' leave by my boss.

Leavenoun

Permission.

Might I beg leave to accompany you?The applicant now seeks leave to appeal and, if leave be granted, to appeal against these sentences.

Leavenoun

(dated) Farewell, departure.

I took my leave of the gentleman without a backward glance.

Leavenoun

the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty;

a ten day's leave to visit his mother

Leavenoun

permission to do something;

she was granted leave to speak

Leavenoun

the act of departing politely;

he disliked long farewellshe took his leaveparting is such sweet sorrow

Leaveverb

go away from a place;

At what time does your train leave?She didn't leave until midnightThe ship leaves at midnight

Leaveverb

go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness;

She left a mess when she moved outHis good luck finally left himher husband left her after 20 years of marriageshe wept thinking she had been left behind

Leaveverb

act or be so as to become in a specified state;

The inflation left them pennilessThe president's remarks left us speechless

Leaveverb

leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking;

leave it as isleave the young fawn aloneleave the flowers that you see in the park behind

Leaveverb

move out of or depart from;

leave the roomthe fugitive has left the country

Leaveverb

make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain;

This leaves no room for improvementThe evidence allows only one conclusionallow for mistakesleave lots of time for the tripThis procedure provides for lots of leeway

Leaveverb

result in;

The water left a mark on the silk dressHer blood left a stain on the napkin

Leaveverb

remove oneself from an association with or participation in;

She wants to leaveThe teenager left homeShe left her position with the Red CrossHe left the Senate after two termsafter 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes

Leaveverb

put into the care or protection of someone;

He left the decision to his deputyleave your child the nurse's care

Leaveverb

leave or give by will after one's death;

My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelryMy grandfather left me his entire estate

Leaveverb

have left or have as a remainder;

That left the four of us19 minus 8 leaves 11

Leaveverb

be survived by after one's death;

He left six childrenAt her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats

Leaveverb

tell or deposit (information) knowledge;

give a secret to the Russiansleave your name and address here

Leaveverb

leave behind unintentionally;

I forgot my umbrella in the restaurantI left my keys inside the car and locked the doors