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quit vb. (the sense ‘leave’ also occurs; the older form “quite” occurs in R2 V. i. 43 Qq1-4, Rom. II. iv. 206 Ff, Per. III. ii. 18 Qq)
1. to set free Tw.N. V. i. 333 “Your master quits you.”
2. to rid (one “of” a thing) H5 III. v. 47, 2H6 III. ii. 218 “Quitting thee . . . of ten thousand shames,” H8 V. i. 70.
3. to prove innocent, clear, acquit, absolve AYL. III. i. 11, All'sW. V. iii. 304 “here I him,” 1H4 III. ii. 19, H5 II. ii. 166 “God quit you in his mercy.”
4. refl. to acquit oneself in action Lr. II. i. 32.
5. to play (one's part) Meas. II. iv. 29.
6. to remit (a penalty, &c.) Mer.V. IV. i. 382.
8. refl. to be quits (with) Ado IV. i. 202 “To me of them.”
9. to pay or clear off Err. I. i. 22 “a thousand marks . . . To quit the penalty.”
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