Translation of "screw" - English-Italian dictionary


noun uk /skruː/ us /skru/

a small, pointed piece of metal that you turn round and round to fasten things together

have a screw loose

If you say that someone has a screw loose, you mean that they behave in a strange way and seem slightly mentally ill.

avere una rotella fuori posto, essere svitato
verb uk /skruː/ us /skru/

to fasten something with a screw

You need to screw the cabinet to the wall. Devi avvitare l’armadietto alla parete.

to fasten something by turning it round until it is tight


(Translation of “screw” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)