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Spanish translation of “screw”

screw

noun /skruː/
a type of nail that is driven into something by a firm twisting action
tornillo
I need four strong screws for fixing the cupboard to the wall.
an action of twisting a screw etc
vuelta
He tightened it by giving it another screw.
screwdriver noun a kind of tool for turning screws
destornillador
an electric screwdriver.
be/get screwed (slang) be cheated
ser víctima de un timo (te han timado)
You’ve been screwed – it’s not worth more than $10.
have a screw loose (of a person) to be a bit mad
faltarle un tornillo
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
presionar a alguien
If he won’t give us the money, we’ll have to put the screws on (him).
screw up phrasal verb to twist or wrinkle (the face or features)
arrugar, torcer
The baby screwed up its face and began to cry.
to crumple
estrujar, arrugar
She screwed up the letter.
(slang) to bungle; to make a mess of
meter la pata, cagarla
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
armarse de valor
He screwed up his courage to ask her to marry him.
(Definition of screw from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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