on equal terms by repayment or retaliation.
call it quits,
to end one’s activity, especially temporarily:
At 10 o’clock I decided to call it quits for the day.
to abandon an effort.
cry quits, to agree to end competition and consider both sides equal:
It became too dark to continue play and they decided to cry quits.
to stop, cease, or discontinue:
She quit what she was doing to help me paint the house.
to depart from; leave (a place or person):
They quit the city for the seashore every summer.
to give up or resign; let go; relinquish:
He quit his claim to the throne. She quit her job.
to release one’s hold of (something grasped).
to acquit or conduct (oneself).
to free or rid (oneself): to quit oneself of doubts.
to clear (a debt); repay.
to cease from doing something; stop.
to give up or resign one’s job or position:
He keeps threatening to quit.
to depart or leave.
to stop trying, struggling, or the like; accept or acknowledge defeat.
released from obligation, penalty, etc.; free, clear, or rid (usually followed by of):
quit of all further responsibilities.
any of various small tropical birds.
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on an equal footing; even: now we are quits
call it quits, to agree to end a dispute, contest, etc, agreeing that honours are even
an exclamation indicating willingness to give up
verb quits, quitting quitted, (mainly US) quit
(transitive) to depart from; leave: he quitted the place hastily
to resign; give up (a job): he quitted his job today
(intransitive) (of a tenant) to give up occupancy of premises and leave them: they received notice to quit
to desist or cease from (something or doing something); break off: quit laughing
(transitive) to pay off (a debt); discharge or settle
(transitive) (archaic) to conduct or acquit (oneself); comport (oneself): he quits himself with great dignity
(usually predicative) foll by of. free (from); released (from): he was quit of all responsibility for their safety
In addition to the idiom beginning with quit
letters of the alphabet or such letters in combination with numbers for identifying a radio or television station, an amateur radio transmitting device, or the like. plural noun the call sign of an American or Canadian radio station, esp that of a commercial broadcasting station
a loan repayable on demand. noun a loan that is repayable on demand Also called demand loan. Compare time loan
the market for lending call money.
money lent by banks, as to brokerage firms, on which repayment may be demanded at any time. Historical Examples Torchy Sewell Ford noun money loaned by banks and recallable on demand