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  1  definition  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 

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