Translation of "screw" - English-Portuguese 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.

ter um parafuso solto, ter um parafuso a menos
verb uk /skruː/ us /skru/

to fasten something with a screw

You need to screw the cabinet to the wall.

to fasten something by turning it round until it is tight


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