There are 2 translations of screw in Spanish:

screw1

Pronunciation: /skruː/

n

  • 1 1.1 [Const] [Tech] tornillo (m) to have a screw loose [colloq & hum] he's/you've got a screw loose le/te falta un tornillo [fam & hum] to put the screws on sb apretarle* las tuercas or las clavijas a algn to turn the screw dar* otra vuelta de tuerca
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    1.2 (action) (no pl) vuelta (f) give it another screw dale otra vuelta (before n) [lid/top] de rosca 1.3 [Aviat] [Naut] hélice (f)
  • 3 (prison guard) [slang/argot] guardia (m), madero (m) (Esp) [argot/slang]
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    • 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) (BrE) [sl & dated], (no pl) sueldo (m) he earns a good screw gana bastante guita [argot/slang], gana buena lana or (Esp) buena pasta [familiar/colloquial]
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    • Two labourers, flushed with beer and temporarily lordly, share a screw of tobacco in their clay pipes.

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There are 2 translations of screw in Spanish:

screw2

vt

  • 1 1.1 [Const] [Tech] atornillar the hooks were firmly screwed in los ganchos estaban bien atornillados screw the lid on tight enrosca bien la tapa the plaque was screwed (on)to the wall la placa estaba asegurada a la pared con tornillos to screw sth down (securely) atornillar (bien) algo
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    • 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.
    1.2 (twist)to screw sth into sth he screwed the letter into a ball hizo una bola con la carta she screwed her face into a grin hizo una mueca, torció el gesto
  • 2 2.1 [vulgar] (have sex with) to screw sb tirarse a algn [vulgar], coger* a algn (Méx, RPl, Ven) [vulgar], follar a algn (Esp) [vulgar], culearse a algn (Andes) [vulgar] 2.2 (in interj phrases) screw you! ¡vete a la mierda or (Méx) a la chingada! [vulgar], ¡andá a cagar! (RPl) [vulgar] screw what she says! ¡me cago en lo que diga ella! [vulgar]
  • 3 [slang/argot] 3.1 (exploit, cheat) esquilmar, hacer* guaje (Méx) [familiar/colloquial] she's screwing him for everything she can get lo está exprimiendo al máximo, le está chupando la sangre 3.2 (extort) to screw sth out of sb/sth sacarle* algo a algn/algo he screwed every penny out of her le sacó hasta el último centavo
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    • ‘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.
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    • 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.
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    • If what she was reading was true, then they were seriously screwed.
    • The manoeuvre would be perfect payback - the dynasty would continue and his former friends would be screwed in the one move.
    • Sure these machines are great when they are working, but if the slightest thing goes wrong you're completely screwed.

vi

  • 1 [Const] to screw in/on atornillarse
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    • 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.

Phrasal verbs

screw around

v + adv
1.1 (have sex) [slang/argot] ser* promiscuo, acostarse* con todo el mundo [familiar/colloquial] 1.2 (fool around) (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], payasear

screw together

v + adv ir* unidos con tornillos the two parts screw together las dos piezas van unidas con tornillos 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o 2.1 (using the thread) atornillar screw them together atorníllelos 2.2 (with screws) unir con tornillos screw the two pieces together una la dos piezas con tornillos

screw up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (tighten) [bolt] apretar* to screw oneself up to do sth armarse de valor para hacer algo 1.2 (crumple) [letter/piece of paper] arrugar*, estrujar he screwed the envelope up into a ball hizo una bola con el sobre 1.3 (wrinkle) I screwed up my eyes against the glare cerré apretadamente los ojos para protegerme del resplandor he screwed up his face hizo una mueca 1.4 (make nervous, confused) [colloquial/familiar] (usu pass) poner* neurótico [familiar/colloquial] to get screwed up about sth ponerse* neurótico por algo [familiar/colloquial] he's very screwed up (permanent characteristic) tiene muchos traumas 1.5 (spoil, ruin) [slang/argot] fastidiar [familiar/colloquial], joder [vulgar] I really screwed up the exam de verdad que metí la pata [familiar/colloquial] or [vulgar] la cagué en el examen you've really screwed things up now! ¡ahora sí que la has fastidiado or (AmS) la has embarrado! [familiar/colloquial], ¡ahora sí que la has cagado or jodido! [vulgar] 1.1v + adv (bungle) [slang/argot] cagarla* [vulgar]

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