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Pronunciation: /kwɪt/

Translation of quit in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (present participle/participio presente quitting past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado, quit or , quitted)

  • 1.1 (give up) (especially American English/especialmente inglés norteamericano) [job/habit] dejar; [contest] abandonar I've finally quit the habit finalmente he dejado de fumar ( or beber etc) quit it! ¡para ya!, ¡basta ya!, ¡terminala! (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar], córtala (Chile) [colloquial/familiar] to quit -ing dejar de + infinitive/infinitivo 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.
    1.2 (leave) [premises/town] dejar, irse* or (especially Spain/especialmente España) marcharse de
    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.
    1.3 [Computing/Informática] abandonar, salir* de

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (present participle/participio presente quitting past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado, quit or , quitted)

  • 1.1 (stop) (especially American English/especialmente inglés norteamericano) parar quit while you're ahead retírate ahora que vas ganando I quit! ¡me voy! (from job) ¡yo renuncio! 1.2 (give in) abandonar don't quit now no abandones ahora
    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?
    1.3 (leave) notice to quit notificación (feminine) de desahucio or desalojo 1.4 [Computing/Informática] abandonar, salir*


  • (American English/inglés norteamericano) to be quit of sb/sth haberse* librado de algn/algo at last we're quit of them por fin nos hemos librado de ellos

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