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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Quit  \Quit\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Quit}  or  {Quitted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Quitting}.]  [OE.  quiten,  OF  quiter,  quitier, 
  cuitier  F.  quitter,  to  acquit,  quit  LL  quietare,  fr  L. 
  quietare  to  calm,  to  quiet,  fr  quietus  quiet.  See  {Quiet}, 
  a.,  and  cf  {Quit},  a.,  {Quite},  {Acquit},  {Requite}.] 
  1.  To  set  at  rest;  to  free  as  from  anything  harmful  or 
  oppressive;  to  relieve;  to  clear;  to  liberate.  [R.] 
  To  quit  you  of  this  fear,  you  have  already  looked 
  Death  in  the  face;  what  have  you  found  so  terrible 
  in  it?  --Wake. 
  2.  To  release  from  obligation,  accusation,  penalty,  or  the 
  like  to  absolve;  to  acquit. 
  There  may  no  gold  them  quyte.  --Chaucer. 
  God  will  relent,  and  quit  thee  all  his  debt. 
  3.  To  discharge,  as  an  obligation  or  duty;  to  meet  and 
  satisfy,  as  a  claim  or  debt;  to  make  payment  for  or  of  to 
  requite;  to  repay. 
  The  blissful  martyr  quyte  you  your  meed.  --Chaucer. 
  Enkindle  all  the  sparks  of  nature  To  quit  this 
  horrid  act  --Shak. 
  Before  that  judge  that  quits  each  soul  his  hire. 
  4.  To  meet  the  claims  upon  or  expectations  entertained  of 
  to  conduct;  to  acquit;  --  used  reflexively. 
  Be  strong,  and  quit  yourselves  like  men.  --I  Sam. 
  iv  9. 
  Samson  hath  guit  himself  Like  Samson.  --Milton. 
  5.  To  carry  through  to  go  through  to  the  end  [Obs.] 
  Never  worthy  prince  a  day  did  quit  With  greater 
  hazard  and  with  more  renown.  --Daniel. 
  6.  To  have  done  with  to  cease  from  to  stop;  hence  to 
  depart  from  to  leave  to  forsake;  as  to  quit  work  to 
  quit  the  place  to  quit  jesting. 
  Such  a  superficial  way  of  examining  is  to  quit  truth 
  for  appearance.  --Locke. 
  {To  quit  cost},  to  pay  to  reimburse. 
  {To  quit  scores},  to  make  even  to  clear  mutually  from 
  Does  not  the  earth  quit  scores  with  all  the  elements 
  in  the  noble  fruits  that  issue  from  it?  --South. 
  Syn:  To  leave  relinquish;  resign;  abandon;  forsake; 
  surrender;  discharge;  requite. 
  Usage:  {Quit},  {Leave}.  Leave  is  a  general  term,  signifying 
  merely  an  act  of  departure;  quit  implies  a  going 
  without  intention  of  return,  a  final  and  absolute 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Quit  \Quit\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  one  of  numerous  species  of  small  passerine  birds  native 
  of  tropical  America.  See  {Banana  quit},  under  {Banana},  and 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Quit  \Quit\,  a.  [OE.  quite,  OF  quite,  F.  quitte.  See  {Quit}, 
  v.,  {Quirt}.] 
  Released  from  obligation,  charge,  penalty,  etc.;  free  clear; 
  absolved;  acquitted.  --Chaucer. 
  The  owner  of  the  ox  shall  be  quit  --Ex.  xxi.  28. 
  Note:  This  word  is  sometimes  used  in  the  form  quits, 
  colloquially;  as  to  be  quits  with  one  that  is  to 
  have  made  mutual  satisfaction  of  demands  with  him  to 
  be  even  with  him  hence  as  an  exclamation:  Quits!  we 
  are  even  or  on  equal  terms.  ``To  cry  quits  with  the 
  commons  in  their  complaints.''  --Fuller. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Quit  \Quit\,  v.  i. 
  To  away  to  depart;  to  stop  doing  a  thing  to  cease. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Guitguit  \Guit"guit`\,  n.  [So  called  from  its  note.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  several  species  of  small  tropical  American  birds  of 
  the  family  {C[oe]rebid[ae]},  allied  to  the  creepers;  -- 
  called  also  {quit}.  See  {Quit}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  (usually  followed  by  `of')  released  from  something  onerous 
  (especially  an  obligation  or  duty);  "quit  of  all 
  further  responsibility  for  their  safety";  "well  rid  of 
  him"  [syn:  {quit(p)},  {rid(p)}] 
  v  1:  put  an  end  to  a  state  or  an  activity;  "Quit  teasing  your 
  little  brother"  [syn:  {discontinue},  {stop},  {cease},  {give 
  up},  {lay  off}]  [ant:  {continue}] 
  2:  resign  or  retire  from  a  position;  "The  Secretary  fo  the  Navy 
  will  leave  office  next  month"  [syn:  {leave  office},  {step 
  down}]  [ant:  {take  office}] 
  3:  go  away  or  leave  [syn:  {depart},  {take  leave}]  [ant:  {stay}] 
  4:  turn  away  from  give  up  "I  am  foreswearing  women  forever" 
  [syn:  {foreswear},  {renounce},  {relinquish}] 
  5:  give  up  in  the  face  of  defeat  of  lacking  hope;  admit  defeat; 
  "In  the  second  round,  the  challenger  gave  up"  [syn:  {drop 
  out},  {give  up},  {throw  in},  {throw  in  the  towel},  {leave}, 
  {chuck  up  the  sponge}]  [ant:  {enter}] 

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