unscrew

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unscrew(
uhn
-
skru
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to loosen)
a. destornillar
You just unscrew this piece to remove the bike seat.Solo destornillas esta pieza para quitar el asiento de la bicicleta.
b. desatornillar
It would be a lot faster if we had an electric screwdriver to unscrew these parts.Sería mucho más rápido si tuviéramos un desarmador eléctrico para desatornillar estas piezas.
c. desenroscar (lid)
I can't unscrew this jar of pickles.No consigo desenroscar este frasco de pepinillos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to loosen)
a. destornillarse
The washer helps to keep the bolt from unscrewing under the vibration of the machine.La arandela ayuda a prevenir que el perno se destornille con la vibración de la máquina.
b. desatornillarse
The screws are so tight that they'll never unscrew.Los tornillos están tan apretados que nunca se van a desatornillar.
c. desenroscarse (lid)
Try tapping the lid with the handle of a knife, and then see if it'll unscrew.Prueba dándole a la tapa con el mango de un cuchillo, a ver si así no se desenrosca.
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unscrew
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. desatornillar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. desatornillarse
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unscrew [ˈʌnˈskruː]
transitive verb
destornillar; [+lid] desenroscar;
intransitive verb
destornillarse; [+lid] desenroscar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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