French translation of “screw”
screw noun /skruː/
› a type of nail that is driven into something by a firm twisting action
I need four strong screws for fixing the cupboard to the wall. › an action of twisting a screw etc
He tightened it by giving it another screw. screwdriver noun › a kind of tool for turning screws.
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
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)
The baby screwed up its face and began to cry. › to crumple
She screwed up the letter. › (slang) to bungle; to make a mess of
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
He screwed up his courage to ask her to marry him.