Translation of quitar in English:

quitar

vt

  • 1 1.1 (apartar, retirar) ¡quita esa silla de en medio! get that chair out of the way! quita tus cosas de mi escritorio take o get your things off my desk quitó todos los obstáculos de mi camino he removed all the obstacles from my path quitar la mesa (Esp) to clear the table (+ me/te/le etc) ¡quítame las manos de encima! take o get your hands off me! le quitó la piel al pollo he skinned the chicken me quitó una pelusa del hombro she picked a bit of fluff off my shoulder no le puedo quitar la tapa I can't get the top off 1.2 [prenda/anillo] (+ me/te/le etc) to take off quítale los zapatos take his shoes off
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    Definition of take off in:
  • 2 [juguete/dinero] (+ me/te/le etc) le quité el cuchillo I took the knife (away) from her la policía le quitó el pasaporte the police took his passport away me quitaron la cartera del bolsillo someone took o stole my wallet from my pocket le quitó la pistola al ladrón he got o took the gun off the thief se lo quitó de un manotazo she swiped it out of his hand bailar
  • 3 (restar) (+ me/te/le etc) quítale 26 a 84 take 26 away from 84 no me quites autoridad delante de los niños don't undermine my authority in front of the children los niños me quitan mucho tiempo the children take up a lot of my time no es que quiera quitarte la razón pero … I'm not saying you're wrong but … no le quites méritos give him his due ese peinado te quita años that hairstyle takes years off you hay que quitarle un poco de ancho it needs to be taken in a bit trataba de quitarle importancia al asunto he tried to play the matter down le quita valor a la casa it detracts from the value of the house
  • 5 [familiar/colloquial] (prohibir) (+ me/te/le etc) el médico me ha quitado la sal/el vino the doctor's told me I mustn't have any salt on my food/I mustn't drink wine

vi

  • 1 (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] ¡quita (de ahí)! get out of the way! ¡quita ya! ¡eso no se lo cree nadie! oh come off it, nobody believes that!
  • 2 (en locs) de quita y pon [funda/etiqueta] removable tiene una capucha de quita y pon it has a detachable hood una fe de quita y pon [iró] a very flexible o convenient sort of faith [ironical/irónico] eso no quita que …, yo lo hago así, eso no quita que se pueda hacer de otra manera I do it like this but that doesn't mean that there aren't other ways of doing it ni quitar ni poner [familiar/colloquial], pregúntaselo a él, yo aquí ni quito ni pongo ask him about it, I don't count o my opinion doesn't count around here en ese asunto él ni quita ni pone he doesn't have any say in that matter quien quita y … (Méx) [familiar/colloquial], quien quita y me lo regrese pronto I hope she brings it back soon

quitarse v pron

  • 2 (apartarse, retirarse) to get out of the way ¡quítate de mi vista! get out of my sight! he vendido el negocio, quiero quitarme de problemas I've sold the business, I want to be rid of all this trouble o [colloquial/familiar] to be shot of all this hassle
  • 3 (refl) 3.1 [prenda/alhaja/maquillaje] to take off quítate la chaqueta take your jacket off
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    Definition of take off in:
    3.2 (deshacerse de) [dolor] to get rid of se quitaban el frío saltando they jumped up and down to warm themselves up o to get warm me tengo que quitar este miedo ridículo a los aviones I have to overcome o get over this ridiculous fear of flying
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    Definition of get rid of in:
    Translate get rid of into Italian
    3.3 (retirar)quitarse algo de algo me tuve que quitar una pestaña del ojo I had to get an eyelash out of my eye ¡quítate el dedo de la nariz! stop picking your nose! ¡quítate las manos de los bolsillos! take your hands out of your pockets! quitarse a algn de en medio to get rid of sb 3.4 [años] te has quitado veinte años de encima you look twenty years younger se quita años or la edad she lies about her age

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