In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1Technology Buildingtornillo masculineto have a screw loose
- he's/you've got a screw loose — le/te falta un tornillo
- to put the screws on sb — apretarle las tuercas / las clavijas a algn
- to turn the screw — dar otra vuelta de tuerca
- These planes are made with two separate stocks held together with either metal or turned wooden screws.
- To take apart, remove two small Phillips screws on each side up under where the nightlight is.
- The blade is not pointed, but ground to a screwdriver shape that will work on slotted or phillips-head screws of the size typically found in automobiles.
- This smooth and more experienced screwdriver had strengths mine did not, and it sunk the remaining loose screws deep into the wood.
- With vinyl windows, avoid frames that are held together with screws because they tend to loosen over time.
- Some fractures require surgery, and the use of metal screws, wires, pins or plates to hold the broken pieces of bone together.
- Hand-carved wooden pegs - never nails, screws, or anything else metal - are driven in with stone hammers.
- They tend to be solid objects made of plastics, metals, and ceramics held together by screws, clips, adhesives, and heat seals.
- Be sure to use galvanized screws or nails to build and hang them so they won't rust.
- If you happen to hit framing while drilling, use a screw instead of a toggle bolt at that location.
- The second thread quickly joins the first so that the major portion of the screw remains single threaded.
- The screw heads will not move at all with respect to each other, assuming that both screws are being rotated at the same angular velocity.
- They are held in place with Torx screws, a nice touch and another upgrade from the usual slotted screws.
- The bolt jiggled and slowly raised, the heavy screw in it slowly coming undone, until it was almost teetering out.
- If necessary, adjust by slackening the center screw and rotating the outer 5/8-inch hexagon nut.
- Surgeons rebuilt his shattered legs using metal plates held together by 27 screws.
- Lotus has been building cars with aluminum chassis for many years, but none of them are welded: they are held together with screws and adhesives.
- The gypsum board must be attached to the wood furring strips or underlying masonry using nails or screws.
- Builders will appreciate the fact that plastic lumber can hold nails and screws better than wood.
- 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.
1.2(action)vuelta feminine(top/lid) de roscagive it another screw — dale otra vuelta
- Adjust the syrup screw on the fountain head to make the drink stronger to suit your taste.
- A nice touch is a tripod socket which accepts a standard tripod screw.
- Making this cider press screw is reported to have been a whole winter's work by a carpenter in southern Pennsylvania.
- 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.
- The ball screw includes a plurality of balls arranged in a space between a hemispherical groove formed on a cylindrical inner surface of a housing and a hemispherical groove of a rotating male screw.
- The pivot rod is released by loosening a clevis screw on the lift rod assembly.
1.3Aviation Nauticalhélice feminine
- In 1845, the British Admiralty sponsored a demonstration to determine which was superior, the paddle wheel or screw propeller; the latter clearly won.
- The warship was then hit by a torpedo, which rendered her screws and rudders useless.
- To the rear of the left torpedo tube, the flap is missing and the rudders and screw of one of the torpedoes are sticking out of the pipe.
- Minutes after the sonobuoy was in the water, the faint sound of a submarine screw entered the headphones of a young petty officer aboard the helicopter.
- Her single steel screw propeller was powered by a three-cylinder triple expansion steam engine and developed 162 hp.
- He engaged the engine, causing two large screw propellers to whirl frantically and the wood and cloth contraption to lift off the ground.
- The wreck now lies in 32-34m of water on her side with the hull relatively intact and the steel screw and rudder still in place.
- 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.
- Its screw lies in 36m of water and general depth on the deck is around 26m.
- The rotation of the flagellum propels the cell body in the same way that a screw propels a ship.
2vulgar slang(sexual intercourse)to have a screw — coger Venezuela Mexico River Plate vulgar slang
3slang(prison guard)guardia masculinemadero masculine Spain slang
- All of them have severely injured screws or other inmates.
- The abiding impression left by the book is the way the prison system reduces prisoners and screws to animals.
- You don't go to jails and see screws whose main aim is to rehabilitate people.
- In order to find out, he stuck 18 volunteers in a mock prison, arbitrarily making them either lags or screws.
- All becomes clear later and we settle down onto familiar prison drama territory with mouthy cons, bent screws and idealistic governors.
- I can't be with any other prisoner because the screws know I'll be done in.
- 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.
4Britishdated, slang(wage)masculine sueldohe earns a good screw — gana buena pasta Spain informal
1Technology Buildingatornillarthe hooks were firmly screwed in — los ganchos estaban bien atornillados
- screw the lid on tight — aprieta bien el tapón
- 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
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
3vulgar slang(have sex with)to screw sb — coger a algn Venezuela Mexico River Plate vulgar slang
4screw you! — ¡vete a la mierda! vulgar slang
- screw what she says! — ¡me cago en lo que diga ella!
5(exploit, cheat)esquilmarhacer guaje Mexico informalshe's screwing him for everything she can get — lo está exprimiendo al máximo
6(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
1Buildingto screw in/on — atornillarse
2vulgar slang(have sex)echar un polvo slangcoger Venezuela Mexico River Plate vulgar slangfollar Spain vulgar slang
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