Translation of "screw" - English-Portuguese dictionary

screw

noun uk /skruː/ us /skru/

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

parafuso
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

parafusar
You need to screw the cabinet to the wall.

to fasten something by turning it round until it is tight

apertar

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