Traducción de "screw" - Diccionario inglés-español

screw

noun uk /skruː/ us /skru/

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

tornillo
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.

faltarle un tornillo a alguien
verb uk /skruː/ us /skru/

to fasten something with a screw

atornillar
You need to screw the cabinet to the wall.

to fasten something by turning it round until it is tight

atornillar

(Traducción de "screw" de Diccionario de Cambridge inglés-español © Cambridge University Press)

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.

(Traducción de "screw" de PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)