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 for quit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Guitguit \Guit"guit`\, n. [So called from its note.] (Zool.)
     One of several species of small tropical American birds of
     the family C[oe]rebid[ae], allied to the creepers; --
     called also quit. See Quit.
     [1913 Webster] gulae

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quit \Quit\, v. i.
     To go away; to depart; to stop doing a thing; to cease.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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              To quit you of this fear, you have already looked
              Death in the face; what have you found so terrible
              in it?                                --Wake.
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     2. To release from obligation, accusation, penalty, or the
        like; to absolve; to acquit.
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              There may no gold them quyte.         --Chaucer.
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              God will relent, and quit thee all his debt.
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     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.
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              The blissful martyr quyte you your meed. --Chaucer.
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              Enkindle all the sparks of nature
              To quit this horrid act.              --Shak.
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              Before that judge that quits each soul his hire.
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     4. To meet the claims upon, or expectations entertained of;
        to conduct; to acquit; -- used reflexively.
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              Be strong, and quit yourselves like men. --1 Sam.
                                                    iv. 9.
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              Samson hath quit himself
              Like Samson.                          --Milton.
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     5. To carry through; to go through to the end. [Obs.]
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              Never worthy prince a day did quit
              With greater hazard and with more renown. --Daniel.
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     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.
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              Such a superficial way of examining is to quit truth
              for appearance.                       --Locke.
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     To quit cost, to pay; to reimburse.
     To quit scores, to make even; to clear mutually from
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              Does not the earth quit scores with all the elements
              in the noble fruits that issue from it? --South.
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     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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quit \Quit\ (kw[i^]t), n. (Zool.)
     Any one of numerous species of small passerine birds native
     of tropical America. See Banana quit, under Banana, and
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quit \Quit\ (kw[i^]t), a. [OE. quite, OF. quite, F. quitte. See
     Quit, v., Quiet.]
     Released from obligation, charge, penalty, etc.; free; clear;
     absolved; acquitted. --Chaucer.
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           The owner of the ox shall be quit.       --Ex. xxi. 28.
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     Note: This word is sometimes used in the form quits,
           colloquially; as, to be quits with one, that is, to
           have made mutual satisfaction of demands with him; to
           be even with him; hence, as an exclamation: Quits! we
           are even, or on equal terms. "To cry quits with the
           commons in their complaints." --Fuller.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your
           little brother" [syn: discontinue, stop, cease, give
           up, quit, lay off] [ant: bear on, carry on,
           continue, preserve, uphold]
      2: give up or retire from a position; "The Secretary of the Navy
         will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over
         the financial scandal" [syn: leave office, quit, step
         down, resign] [ant: take office]
      3: go away or leave [syn: depart, take leave, quit] [ant:
      4: turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever"
         [syn: foreswear, renounce, quit, relinquish]
      5: give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat;
         "In the second round, the challenger gave up" [syn: drop
         out, give up, fall by the wayside, drop by the
         wayside, throw in, throw in the towel, quit, chuck up
         the sponge] [ant: enter, participate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  151 Moby Thesaurus words for "quit":
     abandon, abdicate, abjure, abort, abscond, acquit, act, atone,
     back out, be pensioned, be superannuated, bear, beat a retreat,
     beat it, beg off, belay, blow, bow out, cancel, carry, cease,
     chuck, clear, clear of, clear off, come off, compensate, comport,
     conduct, cry off, cut it out, cut out, decamp, demean, demit,
     depart, depart from, deport, desert, desist, desist from,
     disappear, discard, discharge, discharged, discontinue, disuse,
     drop, drop it, drop out, end, evacuate, exempt from, exit, flee,
     forsake, free, free of, get away, get away from, get off,
     get satisfaction, give notice, give over, give up, go, go back on,
     go on, halt, have done with, hold, indemnify, jettison, jilt,
     kick back, knock it off, knock off, lay off, leave, leave behind,
     leave flat, leave off, let go, liquidate, make amends, make good,
     make reparation, make requital, make restitution, make retribution,
     make up for, make up to, maroon, nol-pros, not pursue with, pay,
     pay back, pay in kind, pay off, pay up, pension off, pull out,
     put behind one, quit cold, quit of, recompense, recoup, redress,
     refrain, refund, reimburse, relinquish, remove, renege, renounce,
     renounce the throne, repay, requite, resign, retire,
     retire from office, retreat, reward, rid, rid of, satisfy,
     say goodbye to, scrub, secede, settle, shed of, shut of, skip,
     square, stand aside, stand down, stay, step aside, stop,
     superannuate, surcease, surrender, take leave of, take off,
     terminate, throw over, vacate, vanish, waive, withdraw,
     withdraw from

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