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 ?
One afternoon, after twenty minutes of desperate efforts to annihilate each other according to set rules that did not permit kicking, striking below the belt, nor hitting when one was down, Cheese-Face, panting for breath and reeling, offered to call it quits.
Raoul perceived, from a distance, the two little turrets, the dove-cote in the elms, and the flights of pigeons, which wheeled incessantly around that brick cone, seemingly without power to quit it, like the sweet memories which hover round a spirit at peace.
No, he would sooner quit Kellynch Hall at once, than remain in it on such disgraceful terms.
Edmond preserved the most admirable self-command, not suffering the faintest indication of a smile to escape him at the enumeration of all the benefits he would have reaped had he been able to quit the island; but as The Young Amelia had merely come to Monte Cristo to fetch him away, he embarked that same evening, and proceeded with the captain to Leghorn.
I directed my children to fly to a secure place, and shut up my house as I had done before, intending not to quit it; but my eldest daughter repented her leaving me, hastened back, and protested she would not quit the house unless I did.
Marianne, few as had been her hours of comfort in London, and eager as she had long been to quit it, could not, when it came to the point, bid adieu to the house in which she had for the last time enjoyed those hopes, and that confidence, in Willoughby, which were now extinguished for ever, without great pain.
He would have told me sooner, the fireman said, had he not been so certain that I would break down under the work and quit.
She has given Geoffrey notice to quit these lodgings.
No, no, my friend," interrupted Athos, "I will never quit Raoul till the day his vessel disappears on the horizon.
Can you, in short, be prevailed on to quit this scene of public triumph and oblige your friend Eleanor with your company in Gloucestershire?
It was almost eight of the clock before all matters could be got ready for his departure: for Partridge was not in any haste, nor could the reckoning be presently adjusted; and when both these were settled and over, Jones would not quit the place before he had perfectly reconciled all differences between the master and the man.
Perhaps it had been only Billy's modesty that made him say he had quit fighting.