Translation of screw in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (Construction, Technology) to have a screw loose [colloquial] [humorous]he's/you've got a screw loosele/te falta un tornillo [colloquial] [humorous]to put the screws on somebodyapretarle las tuercas or las clavijas a alguiento turn the screwdar otra vuelta de tuercaExample sentences1.2 (action) (no plural) give it another screw
(before noun) (lid/top)
- The logs, the wood flooring, the cabinets, all of the materials down to the nails and screws which hold it together, were donated or purchased with donated funds.
- Some fractures require surgery, and the use of metal screws, wires, pins or plates to hold the broken pieces of bone together.
- Builders will appreciate the fact that plastic lumber can hold nails and screws better than wood.
de roscaExample sentences1.3 (Aviation, Nautical)
- It is secured with special spring-loaded screws for uniform hold-down pressure.
- The inner diameters of the seals were adapted to the diameters of the basal parts of root systems and adjusted by screws.
- Adjust the syrup screw on the fountain head to make the drink stronger to suit your taste.
- But steamships were improving as the screw propeller replaced the paddle wheel and iron replaced wood.
- The subsequent development of the screw propeller, concealed beneath the surface of the water, yielded greater maneuverability as well as greater protection.
- In 1845, the British Admiralty sponsored a demonstration to determine which was superior, the paddle wheel or screw propeller; the latter clearly won.
- 2 (sexual intercourse) [vulgar] (no plural) to have a screwechar un polvo [slang]
coger (Mexico) (River Plate area) (Venezuela) [vulgar]
follar (Spain) [vulgar]
culear (Andes) [vulgar]Example sentences
- Now Philip watched in horrid perplexity as Ray led Betty into the woods for a convulsive screw.
- It take many nails to build crib, but one screw to fill it.
- There was nothing like a good rebound screw for when your best friend abandons you but really I mean I thought I could do better than this.
- For all it lasted, she had been a surprisingly good screw.
- 3 (prison guard) [slang]madero (masculine) (Spain) [slang]Example sentences
- One day the screws opened the solitary confinement cell and a brown paper bag was thrust inside.
- Marijuana was sort of a sedative sort of drug as far as the screws and prison authorities were concerned.
- The abiding impression left by the book is the way the prison system reduces prisoners and screws to animals.
- 4 (wage) (British English) [slang] [dated](no plural)he earns a good screw
sueldo (masculine)gana bastante guita [slang]gana buena lana or (Spain) buena pasta [colloquial]
- 1 1.1 (Construction, Technology) the hooks were firmly screwed inlos ganchos estaban bien atornilladosscrew the lid on tightenrosca bien la tapathe plaque was screwed (on)to the wallla placa estaba asegurada a la pared con tornillosto screw something down (securely)atornillar (bien) algoExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (twist)to screw something
- Rather than being screwed on they were riveted.
- I undress and hang my orange attire upon a steel hanger that is securely screwed into the wall.
- The control panel earth wire will need to be securely screwed to the chassis of the vehicle.
- Put Teflon tape in a clockwise direction as you are looking at the threads and screw it in.
- Are you upset that he occasionally forgets to screw the top back on the toothpaste tube?
- Joe screwed the top back on the canteen, and squeezed, on his back, under the wagon bed.
intosomethinghe screwed the letter into a ballhizo una bola con la cartashe screwed her face into a grinhizo una mueca
torció el gesto
- 2 2.1 [vulgar] (have sex with) to screw somebodytirarse a alguien [vulgar]
coger a alguien (Mexico) (River Plate area) (Venezuela) [vulgar]
follar a alguien (Spain) [vulgar]
culearse a alguien (Andes) [vulgar]Example sentences
Example sentences2.2 (in interjectional phrases) screw you!
- You get me drunk, probably so you could take advantage of me, and then you leave me to go screw someone else!
- Girls to screw were plentiful and ever so willingly; all he had to do was give them a look and they would be swooning over to him.
- As far as I can tell, she will only screw men who look like her husband.
¡vete a la mierda or (Mexico) a la chingada! [vulgar]¡andá a cagar! (River Plate area) [vulgar]screw what she says!¡me cago en lo que diga ella! [vulgar]
- I'm watching his couple screwing and this guy has my entire penis in his mouth sucking.
- Then I went up to my room to find a couple already up there screwing.
- Later, she goes to a drive-in and, spying on a couple who are screwing in the back of a car, squats down to take a pee while leering at them.
- 3 [slang] 3.1 (exploit, cheat)hacer guaje (Mexico) [colloquial]she's screwing him for everything she can getlo está exprimiendo al máximo
le está chupando la sangreExample sentences3.2 (extort)to screw something
- They just screw you for an extra £8 per month because they can!
- Until then, though, I will only screw you out of several million dollars per person per year.
- He spouted some nostrum about how people who ‘steal’ movies were screwing him, not the studios.
out ofsomebody/somethingsacarle algohe screwed every penny out of her aalguien/algole sacó hasta el último centavoExample sentences
- ‘The companies are taking advantage of the situation to screw some money out of the government,’ he admitted last week.
- Together these poster boys for corporate greed put billions of dollars in their own pockets and those of their top execs, while screwing millions out of their employees and investors.
- I suspect they may have the idea that they have more chance of screwing concessions out of us.
- 1 (have sex) [slang]
- 1verb + adverb
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (tighten)
acostarse con todo el mundo [colloquial]2 (fool around) (American English) [colloquial]
ir unidos con tornillosthe two parts screw together
las dos piezas van unidas con tornillos2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 2.1 (using the thread) screw them together
atorníllelos2.2 (with screws)
unir con tornillosscrew the two pieces together
una la dos piezas con tornillos
(bolt)to screw oneself up to do something
armarse de valor para hacer algo1.2 (crumple) he screwed the envelope up into a ball
hizo una bola con el sobre1.3 (wrinkle) I screwed up my eyes against the glare
cerré apretadamente los ojos para protegerme del resplandorhe screwed up his face
hizo una mueca1.4 (make nervous, confused) [colloquial] (usually passive)
poner neurótico [colloquial]to get screwed up about something
ponerse neurótico por algo [colloquial]he's very screwed up (permanent characteristic)
tiene muchos traumas1.5 (spoil, ruin) [slang]
joder [vulgar]I really screwed up the exam
de verdad que metí la pata en el examen [colloquial]
de verdad que la cagué en el examen [vulgar]you've really screwed things up now!
¡ahora sí que la has fastidiado or (South America) la has embarrado! [colloquial]
¡ahora sí que la has cagado or jodido! [vulgar]2verb + adverb (bungle) [slang]
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