Quit

Definition of Quit

Pronunciation: kwĭt
n.1.(Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small passerine birds native of tropical America. See Banana quit, under Banana, and Guitguit.
a.1.Released from obligation, charge, penalty, etc.; free; clear; absolved; acquitted.
The owner of the ox shall be quit.
- Ex. xxi. 28.
v. t.1.To set at rest; to free, as from anything harmful or oppressive; to relieve; to clear; to liberate.
[imp. & p. p. Quit or Quitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Quitting.]
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.
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.
v. i.1.To go away; to depart; to stop doing a thing; to cease.

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