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Quiet / quite / quit
Quiet can mean:
-not noisy: 'She spoke in a quiet voice.'
-silent: 'Would you please keep quiet?'
-calm: a quiet town, life, weekend, wedding, etc.
-not busy: 'Business has been quiet lately.'
-not talkative: a quiet man, person.
-discreet/secret: 'You should have a quiet word with him'.
Expressions with the word quiet:
on the quiet = secretly
to grow quiet = to become silent
to go quiet = to suddenly become silent
as quiet as a mouse = very quiet
keep quiet = remain (be) silent
Quit can mean:
-to leave your job, school, etc.: 'I've quit my job.'
-to stop doing something: 'I've quit smoking.'
-leave the place where you live: 'I've decided that it is time to quit the city'.
-to close a computer program or application: 'There has been a computer error. Do you want to quit?'
Expressions with the word quit:
notice to quit = an official order to leave a place within a certain time
Quite can mean:
-fairly: 'He was quite young.' 'He plays the piano quite well'
-absolutely/completely/entirely: 'It's quite clear that this won't work.' 'Are you quite sure?'
-to a great degree; very; really: 'I think you'll be quite comfortable here.'
Expressions with the word quite:
Quite!/Quite so! = used to agree with somebody or show that you understand them.
He's bound to be upset after the breakup. 'Quite (so)'.
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