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Translation of "screw" - English-French dictionary

screw

noun /skruː/
a type of nail that is driven into something by a firm twisting action vis I need four strong screws for fixing the cupboard to the wall. an action of twisting a screw etc tour de vis He tightened it by giving it another screw. screwdriver noun a kind of tool for turning screws. tournevis be/get screwed (slang) be cheated avoir pitié de You’ve been screwed – it’s not worth more than $10. have a screw loose (of a person) to be a bit mad être un peu fêlé She obviously has a screw loose if she thinks she’s going to make it as a pop singer. put the screws on to use force or pressure in dealing with a person forcer la main à If he won’t give us the money, we’ll have to put the screws on (him). screw up to twist or wrinkle (the face or features) (se) crisper The baby screwed up its face and began to cry. to crumple froisser She screwed up the letter. (slang) to bungle; to make a mess of merder He screwed up again Plan it carefully – I don’t want you to screw things up. screw up one’s courage to make oneself brave enough to do something prendre son courage à deux mains He screwed up his courage to ask her to marry him.
(Definition of screw from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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