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 for To cry quits
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cry \Cry\, v. t.
     1. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad;
        to declare publicly.
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              All, all, cry shame against ye, yet I 'll speak.
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              The man . . . ran on,crying, Life! life! Eternal
              life!                                 --Bunyan.
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     2. To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by
        crying or weeping; as, to cry one's self to sleep.
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     3. To make oral and public proclamation of; to declare
        publicly; to notify or advertise by outcry, especially
        things lost or found, goods to be sold, ets.; as, to cry
        goods, etc.
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              Love is lost, and thus she cries him. --Crashaw.
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     4. Hence, to publish the banns of, as for marriage.
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              I should not be surprised if they were cried in
              church next Sabbath.                  --Judd.
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     To cry aim. See under Aim.
     To cry down, to decry; to depreciate; to dispraise; to
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              Men of dissolute lives cry down religion, because
              they would not be under the restraints of it.
     To cry out, to proclaim; to shout. "Your gesture cries it
        out." --Shak.
     To cry quits, to propose, or declare, the abandonment of a
     To cry up, to enhance the value or reputation of by public
        and noisy praise; to extol; to laud publicly or urgently.
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