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screw

noun /skruː/
a type of nail that is driven into something by a firm twisting action
die Schraube
I need four strong screws for fixing the cupboard to the wall.
an action of twisting a screw etc
das Anziehen
He tightened it by giving it another screw.
screwdriver noun a kind of tool for turning screws.
der Schraubenzieher
be/get screwed (slang) be cheated
leid tun
You’ve been screwed – it’s not worth more than $10.
have a screw loose (of a person) to be a bit mad
eine Schraube locker haben
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
unter Druck setzen
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)
verziehen
The baby screwed up its face and began to cry.
to crumple
zerknüllen
She screwed up the letter.
(slang) to bungle; to make a mess of
durcheinander bringen
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
seinen Mut zusammennehmen
He screwed up his courage to ask her to marry him.
Translations of “screw”
in Korean 나사…
in Arabic بُرْغي…
in French vis, tour de vis…
in Italian vite…
in Chinese (Traditional) 金屬物體, 螺絲(釘), 扭緊,旋緊,擰緊…
in Russian винт, шуруп…
in Turkish vida…
in Polish śruba, wkręt…
in Spanish tornillo, vuelta…
in Portuguese parafuso…
in Catalan caragol…
in Japanese ねじ, ねじくぎ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 金属物体, 螺丝(钉), 扭转,旋转…
(Definition of screw from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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