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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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Score n.
 1. A notch or incision; especially, one that is made as a tally mark; hence, a mark, or line, made for the purpose of account.
    Whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used.   --Shak.
 2. An account or reckoning; account of dues; bill; hence, indebtedness.
    He parted well, and paid his score.   --Shak.
 3. Account; reason; motive; sake; behalf.
 But left the trade, as many more
 Have lately done on the same score.   --Hudibras.
    You act your kindness in Cydaria's score.   --Dryden.
 4. The number twenty, as being marked off by a special score or tally; hence, in pl., a large number.
    Amongst three or four score hogsheads.   --Shak.
    At length the queen took upon herself to grant patents of monopoly by scores.   --Macaulay.
 5. A distance of twenty yards; -- a term used in ancient archery and gunnery.
 6. A weight of twenty pounds. [Prov. Eng.]
 7. The number of points gained by the contestants, or either of them, in any game, as in cards or cricket.
 8. A line drawn; a groove or furrow.
 9. Mus. The original and entire draught, or its transcript, of a composition, with the parts for all the different instruments or voices written on staves one above another, so that they can be read at a glance; -- so called from the bar, which, in its early use, was drawn through all the parts.
 In score Mus., having all the parts arranged and placed in juxtaposition. --Smart.
 To quit scores, to settle or balance accounts; to render an equivalent; to make compensation.
    Does not the earth quit scores with all the elements in the noble fruits that issue from it?   --South.