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American English: /kwɪt/
British English: /kwɪt/

Translation of quit in Spanish:

transitive verb present participle quitting past tense & past participle quit or quitted

  • 1 (give up)
    (esp US) (job/habit)
    I've finally quit the habit
    finalmente he dejado de fumar ( or beber etc. )
    quit it!
    ¡para ya!
    ¡basta ya!
    ¡terminala! (Río de la Plata) [colloquial]
    córtala (Chile) [colloquial]
    to quit -ing
    dejar de + infinitive
    quit talking and listen!
    ¡deja de hablar y escucha!
    Example sentences
    • Only four out of 1,000 employees who quit jobs last year retired due to their age, according to the Ministry of Labor.
    • At 24, I had quit my job, packed up everything I owned into the back of my Volkswagen, and moved 1000 miles away for no good reason.
    • That same week she found an apartment in Erie, quit her job, packed her things and moved to Pennsylvania.
    Example sentences
    • In order to care for the patient, most families had to quit other activities.
    • I hate having to quit a project, leaving it unfinished.
    • Why do you quit your routine when you begin to make progress?
  • 2 (leave)
    irse de
    marcharse de (esp Spain)
    Example sentences
    • The villagers told them to quit the place immediately.
    • Abdul barks orders, and they quit base camp hastily.
    • In a half an hour, I quit this place, slip into the ocean, and hassle the local aquatic life with my snorkel and my submersible camera.

intransitive verb present participle quitting past tense & past participle quit or quitted

  • 1 (stop) (esp US) quit while you're ahead
    retírate ahora que vas ganando
    I quit!
    ¡me voy!
    (from job) ¡yo renuncio!
  • 2 (give in) don't quit now
    no abandones ahora
  • 3 (leave) notice to quit
    notificación (feminine) de desahucio or desalojo


  • (US) to be quit of somebody/something
    haberse librado de alguien/algo
    at last we're quit of them
    por fin nos hemos librado de ellos
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