Translation of screw in Spanish:


tornillo, n.

Pronunciation /skruː//skru/


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    • 1.1Technology Building

      tornillo masculine
      to 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) (before noun) de rosca
      give 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 Nautical

      hélice 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 masculine
    madero 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

    (no plural) sueldo masculine
    he earns a good screw gana buena pasta Spain informal

transitive verb

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    Technology Building
    the 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
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    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
  • 4

    screw you! ¡vete a la mierda! vulgar slang
    • screw what she says! ¡me cago en lo que diga ella!
  • 5

    (exploit, cheat)
    hacer guaje Mexico informal
    she's screwing him for everything she can get lo está exprimiendo al máximo
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    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

intransitive verb

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    to screw in/on atornillarse
  • 2vulgar slang

    (have sex)
    echar un polvo slang
    coger Venezuela Mexico River Plate vulgar slang
    follar Spain vulgar slang