screw
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screw(
skru
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (construction)
a. el tornillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Should I use nails or screws for the framing?¿Debo usar clavos o tornillos para el marco?
2. (twist)
a. la vuelta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I gave it another screw so it won't come off.Le di otra vuelta para que no se salga.
3. (propeller)
a. la hélice
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The screw of the submarine stopped turning to avoid being detected by enemy radars.La hélice del submarino dejó de girar para evitar ser descubierto por los radares enemigos.
4.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(sexual)
a. la cogida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
It's not love. She just wants a screw.No es amor. Solo busca una cogida.
b. el palo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
He just wants a screw.Solo quiere echarse un palo.
c. el polvo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
(River Plate)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
He's not looking for love; he's just looking for a screw.No está buscando amor; solo está buscando un polvo.
5.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(prison officer)
a. el carcelero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la carcelera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The inmates communicate with code words so the screws won't understand them.Los presos se comunican con palabras en clave para que los carceleros no los entiendan.
b. el guardia
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la guardia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He was sent to the hole for a week for attacking a screw.Lo mandaron al hoyo una semana por atacar a un guardia.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to fasten with screws)
a. atornillar
Screw the side panels to the wooden base.Atornilla los paneles laterales a la base de madera.
7. (to twist)
a. enroscar
I can't open the jar because you screwed the lid tightly.No puedo abrir el frasco porque enroscaste la tapa muy fuerte.
8.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(to have sexual intercourse)
a. coger
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
He boasted proudly that he only screws supermodels.Se jactaba con orgullo de que solamente coge supermodelos.
b. tirarse
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
He wants to be friends with Mike so he can screw his sister.Quiere hacerse amigo de Mike para poder tirarse a su hermana.
c. follar
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Have you ever screwed a married man?¿Alguna vez te has follado a un hombre casado?
9. (to defraud)
a. timar
The salesperson screwed me and sold me fake shades.El vendedor me timó y me vendió gafas de sol falsas.
10. (to extort)
a. sacar
She divorced him and screwed half of his fortune.Se divorció y le sacó la mitad de su fortuna.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
11.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(to have sexual intercourse)
a. coger
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
We were screwing in his room when his mother came in.Estábamos cogiendo en su habitación cuando entró su madre.
b. joder
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
We're not going to screw on our first date.No vamos a joder en nuestra primera cita.
c. follar
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
We didn't screw because we didn't have any condoms.No follamos porque no teníamos preservativos.
d. echar un polvo
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
I haven't screwed for the two weeks since Lent started.Hace dos semanas desde el principio de la Cuaresma que no he echado un polvo.
12. (to rotate)
a. atornillarse
If the base doesn't screw all the way in, you will have to push it in.Si la base no se atornilla hasta el fondo, tendrás que meterla a la fuerza.
b. enroscarse
The top of this jar will not unscrew for some reason.La tapa de este frasco no se enrosca por alguna razón.
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screw
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for fixing)
a. el tornillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
she's got a screw loosele falta un tornillo
3. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to put the screws on somebodyapretar las clavijas a alguien
screw toptapón m de rosca
4. (propeller)
a. la hélice
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
5. (colloquial)
a. el carcelero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(prison officer)
b. el boqueras
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
6. (vulgar)
a. el polvo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(sexual intercourse)
to have a screwechar un polvo coger
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (fix)
a. atornillar
to screw one's face into a smilesonreír forzadamente
8. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
they'll screw you for every penny you've gotvan a sacarte hasta el último céntimo
9. (vulgar)
a. follar (have sex with)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
b. coger
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
10. (vulgar)
a. joder (have sex)
b. follar
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
c. coger
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
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screw [skruː]
noun
1 tornillo (m)
he's got a screw loose le falta un tornillo
to put the screws on sb apretar las clavijas a algn; presionar a algn
2 (Aer) (Náut) hélice (f)
3 (prison officer) carceleroacarcelera (m) (f);a carcelera
4 (sexual intercourse) polvo (vulgar) (m)
transitive verb
1 [+screw] atornillar; [+nut] apretar; [+lid] dar vueltas a; enroscar
screw the lid until it clicks
to screw sth down fijar algo con tornillos; to screw sth to the wall fijar algo a la pared con tornillos; to screw sth (in) tight atornillar algo bien fuerte; to screw money out of sb sacarle dinero a algn; to screw the truth out of sb arrancarle la verdad a algn
2 (have sex with) joder (vulgar)
screw the cost, it's got to be done! ¡a la porra el gasto, tiene que hacerse!
3 (defraud) timar; estafar
intransitive verb
joder (vulgar); echar un polvo (vulgar); coger (vulgar); (LAm) chingar (vulgar); (Méx)
modifier
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screw on
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