quite


quite
intj.
I don't believe a word of it, nonsense.
m.
1 parry (sport).
estar al quite to be on hand to help; to keep one's ears/eyes open (informal) (alerta)
2 dodge, parry.
pres.subj.
3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: quitar.
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quite
nombre masculino
1 (acción de quitar) removal
2 (en esgrima) parry
3 (en tauromaquia) distraction of the bull to allow the escape of another bullfighter
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FRASEOLOGÍA
estar al quite figurado to be on hand, be ready and waiting
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SM
1) (=acción) removal
2) (=movimiento) [gen] dodge, sidestep; (Esgrima) parry; (Taur) distracting manoeuvre o (EEUU) maneuver

estar al quite — to be always ready to help o be at hand

hacer el quite a algn — Cono Sur to avoid sb

esto no tiene quite — there's no help for it

3) LAm (Dep) tackle
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masculino
a) (Taur) move to draw the bull away from a bullfighter in difficulties

estar al quite — torero to be ready to draw the bull away; amigo/padre to be on hand (to help)

hacerle el quite a alguien — (Andes fam) to dodge somebody

b) (en esgrima) parry
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masculino
a) (Taur) move to draw the bull away from a bullfighter in difficulties

estar al quite — torero to be ready to draw the bull away; amigo/padre to be on hand (to help)

hacerle el quite a alguien — (Andes fam) to dodge somebody

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b) (en esgrima) parry
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quite
masculine
1 (Taur) move to draw the bull away from a bullfighter in difficulties
estar al quite «torero» to be ready to draw the bull away;
«amigo/padre» to be on hand (to help)
hacerle el quite a algn (Chi, Col fam); to dodge sb
2 (en esgrima) parry
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Del verbo quitar: (conjugate quitar)

quité es:

1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

quite es:

1ª persona singular (yo) presente subjuntivo

3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) presente subjuntivo

3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) imperativo

Multiple Entries:
quitar    
quite
quitar (conjugate quitar) verbo transitivo
1 (apartar, retirar):
¡quítalo de aquí! get it out of here!;

quité la silla de en medio I got the chair out of the way;
quita tus cosas de mi escritorio take your things off my desk;
quite la mesa (Esp) to clear the table;
¡quítame las manos de encima! take your hands off me!;
no le puedo quite la tapa I can't get the top off;
le quitó los zapatos she took his shoes off
2 (+ me/te/le etc)
a) (de las manos):

le quitó la pistola al ladrón he got o took the gun off the thief;

le quité el cuchillo I took the knife (away) from her
b) (privar de) ‹pasaporte/carnet de conducirto take away

c)cartera/dineroto take, steal;

asiento/lugarto take
3 (restar) (+ me/te/le etc):
me quita mucho tiempo it takes up a lot of my time;

quitele años a algn to take years off sb;
quitele importancia a algo to play sth down;
le quita valor it detracts from its value
4 (hacer desaparecer) ‹manchato remove, get … out;
dolorto relieve, get rid of;
sedto quench;
apetitoto take away;
(+ me/te/le etc)
eso te quiteá el hambre that will stop you feeling hungry;

hay que quitele esa idea de la cabeza we must get that idea out of his head
5
quitando (ger) (fam) except for

verbo intransitivo
1 (Esp fam):
¡quita (de ahí)! get out of the way!

2 (en locs)
de quita y ponfunda/etiquetaremovable;

eso no quita que … that doesn't mean that …
quitarse verbo pronominal
1 (desaparecer) [mancha] to come out;
[dolor] to go (away);
ya se me quiteon las ganas I don't feel like it any more

2 (apartarse, retirarse) to get out of the way;
¡quítate de mi vista! get out of my sight!

3 (refl)
a)prenda/alhaja/maquillajeto take off

b)dolor/resfriadoto get rid of;

miedoto overcome, get over;
se quita la edad she lies about her age;

quitese algo/a algn de encima to get rid of sth/sb
quitar
I verbo transitivo
1 (retirar, separar) to remove: quita todas esas cajas de aquí, get all those boxes out of here
quitar la mesa, to clear the table
2 (ropa, gafas, etc) to take off
3 (eliminar) (la sed) to quench
(el hambre) to take away: el té me quita el sueño, tea keeps me awake
4 (una mancha) to remove, get out
5 (el dolor) to relieve
6 (arrebatar, privar de) le quitó el lápiz, he took the pencil away from him
nos quitaron el asiento, they took our seats
(robar) to steal
7 Mat (restar) to substract
figurado quitar importancia a algo, to play sthg down
figurado quitar las ganas a alguien, to put sb off
figurado le quita mucho tiempo, it takes up a lot of her time
II verbo intransitivo ¡quita!, get away
♦ Locuciones: de quita y pon, removable
fam (excepción hecha de) quitando, except for
quite m Taur distracting of the bull
♦ Locuciones: estar al quite, to be ready to help or defend sb: nosotros estaremos al quite por si dice alguna inconveniencia, we'll defend you should he make a rude remark
salir al quite, to go to someone's defence o help
'quite' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
algo
- apolillada
- apolillado
- baqueteada
- baqueteado
- bastante
- bien
- buena
- bueno
- campante
- capaz
- clara
- claro
- contraria
- contrario
- contumaz
- dar
- decir
- dentro
- desahogo
- descreída
- descreído
- despiste
- destreza
- deterioro
- efectivamente
- envergadura
- fácil
- folclore
- gallo
- hosca
- hosco
- importancia
- imposible
- informal
- interfluvio
- libre
- llenado
- locatis
- lomo
- lucir
- mal
- mayor
- mucha
- mucho
- ordinaria
- ordinario
- parecerse
- personaje
- prometerse
English:
aspect
- blow
- change
- close
- explode
- few
- frenzy
- frequently
- gritty
- lengthy
- my
- off
- ordeal
- quite
- recall
- sequence
- spoil
- trek
- unintentional
- warm
- agreeable
- amenable
- bit
- drift
- fair
- far
- move
- oblivious
- place
- pretty
- recently
- respectable
- some
- something
- taken
- unchanged
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quite nm
1. Dep parry
2. Taurom = attempt to distract the bull from attacking one of the other bullfighters
3. Comp
estar al quite [alerta] to keep one's ears/eyes open;
estaré al quite por si necesitas mi ayuda I'll be on hand in case you need my help;
salir al quite: salió al quite para defender a su hermano he sprang to his brother's defence
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quite
m
1 TAUR movement to draw the bull away
2 en esgrima parry
3
:
estar al quite fig be on hand to help

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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