quits


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quits

 (kwĭts)
adj.
On even terms with by payment or requital: I am finally quits with the loan.

[Middle English, probably alteration (influenced by Medieval Latin quittus, quītus, past participle of quītāre, to free) of quit, rid of a debt, from Old French quiter; see quit.]

quits

(kwɪts)
adj (postpositive)
1. on an equal footing; even: now we are quits.
2. call it quits to agree to end a dispute, contest, etc, agreeing that honours are even
interj
an exclamation indicating willingness to give up

quits

(kwɪts)

adj.
on equal terms by repayment or retaliation.
Idioms:
call it quits, to end an activity, relationship, etc.
[1470–80; perhaps < Medieval Latin quittus quit]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.quits - on equal terms by payment or requital; "we're now quits"; "finally quits with the loan"
equal - having the same quantity, value, or measure as another; "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law"

quits

adjective
Owing or being owed nothing:
Translations

quits

[kwɪts] ADJ to be quits with sbestar en paz con algn
now we're quits!¡ahora estamos en paz!
to call it quits (= give up) → rendirse
let's call it quits (in argument) → hagamos las paces; (when settling bill) → digamos que quedamos en paz

quits

[ˈkwɪts] adj
to be quits → être quitte
We're quits → Nous sommes quittes.
to be quits with sb → être quitte envers qn
to call it quits → en rester
Let's call it quits → Restons-en là.

quits

adjquitt; to be quits with somebodymit jdm quitt sein; shall we call it quits? (= agree to stop)lassen wirs (dabei bewenden)?; (when owing money) → sind wir quitt? ? double

quits

[kwɪts] adv to be quits (with sb)essere pari (con qn)
let's call it quits → adesso siamo pari
References in classic literature ?
Between his ribs and on each side of his spine he is supplied with a remarkable involved Cretan labyrinth of vermicelli-like vessels, which vessels, when he quits the surface, are completely distended with oxygenated blood.
We must consider what Miss Fairfax quits, before we condemn her taste for what she goes to.
Thus we find that ardent and vigorous genius, forced to rely on the independence of its own poverty, quits these cold regions where thought is persecuted by brutal indifference, where no woman is willing to be a sister of charity to a man of talent, of art, of science.
I lent you money, and you returned it; that's like good neighbors, and we are quits.
Idomeneus vaunted over him and cried with a loud voice saying, "Deiphobus, since you are in a mood to vaunt, shall we cry quits now that we have killed three men to your one?
This very night,' - the words came slowly, vibrating with triumph - 'this very night he will be as free as I am from all taint of sin - assured as I am, when he quits this body, of Freedom from the Wheel of Things.
As soon as the balloon quits the earth, it is subjected to the influence of many circumstances tending to create a difference in its weight ; augmenting or diminishing its ascending power.
Frederica shall be Sir James's wife before she quits my house, and she may whimper, and the Vernons may storm, I regard them not.
After nearly an hour the light went out, but this time there was no mocking laughter--at least not upon the part of my tormentors; but I, to be at quits with them, gave a low laugh that none might mistake for the cackle of a maniac.
Embark, and the romance quits our vessel and hangs on every other sail in the horizon.
And when I have paid for the policeman who protects me and, if I live in a country where conscription is in force, served in the army which guards my house and land from the invader, I am quits with society: for the rest I counter its might with my wiliness.
I shall be quits," said D'Artagnan, as he galloped along, "by getting a little talk with Aramis this evening.