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tornillo
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tornillo(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (hardware)
a. screw
Pásame esos tornillos para que pueda fijar la luz al techo.Pass me those screws so I can fix the light to the ceiling.
b. bolt
Debes usar la llave inglesa blanca para apretar el tornillo.You should use the white wrench to tighten the bolt.
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tornillo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (con punta)
a. screw
2. (con tuerca)
a. bolt
3. (expresiones)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
apretar los tornillos a alguiento put the screws on somebody
4. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
le falta un tornillohe has a screw loose
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tornillo
1 (en punta) screw; (para tuerca) bolt
apretar los tornillos a algn to apply pressure on sb; put the screws on sb (familiar)
le falta un tornillo he has a screw loose (familiar)
hacer tornillo (Mil) to desert
tornillo de banco vice; vise; (EEUU) clamp
tornillo sin fin worm gear
2 (S. Cone) (frío) bitter cold
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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