screw translate English to German: Cambridge Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Translation of "screw" - English-German dictionary

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.
(Definition of screw from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More translations of “screw” in German

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

sunscreen

a substance that you put on your skin to prevent it from being damaged by the sun

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More