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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (bullfighting)
a. distracting maneuver
Uno de los toreros que había en la plaza hizo un quite para alejar al toro del matador, a quien tenía acorralado.One of the bullfighters in the bullring made a distracting maneuver to get the bull away from the matador, who it had cornered.
2. (fencing)
a. parry
El esgrimista hizo un quite para esquivar la espada de su adversario.The fencer made a parry to dodge his opponent's sword.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sports)
a. parry
estar al quiteto be on hand to help
2. (colloquial)
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1 (acción) removal
2 (movimiento) (gen) dodge; sidestep; (Esgrima) parry; (Taur) distracting manoeuvre o maneuver; (EEUU)
estar al quite to be always ready to help o be at hand
El delegado en Francia salió al quite
hacer el quite a algn (S. Cone) to avoid sb; esto no tiene quite there's no help for it
3 (Latinoamérica) (Dep) tackle
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