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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Quit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quit or Quitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Quitting.]
 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.   --Milton.
 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.   --Fairfax.
 4. To meet the claims upon, or expectations entertained of; to conduct; to acquit; -- used reflexively.
    Be strong, and quit yourselves like men.   --1 Sam. iv. 9.
 Samson hath quit 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 demands.
    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 abandonment.