Translation of screw up in Spanish:

screw up

apretar, v.

phrasal verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(tighten)

      (bolt) apretar
      to screw oneself up to do sth armarse de valor para hacer algo

    • 1.2(crumple)

      (piece of paper/letter) arrugar
      (piece of paper/letter) estrujar
      he screwed the envelope up into a ball hizo una bola con el sobre

    • 1.3(wrinkle)

      I screwed up my eyes against the glare cerré apretadamente los ojos para protegerme del resplandor
      • he screwed up his face hizo una mueca

    • 1.4informal (make nervous, confused)

      poner neurótico informal
      to get screwed up about sth ponerse neurótico por algo informal
      • (permanent characteristic) he's very screwed up tiene muchos traumas

    • 1.5slang (spoil, ruin)

      fastidiar informal
      joder vulgar slang
      I really screwed up the exam de verdad que metí la pata en el examen informal
      • you've really screwed things up now! ¡ahora sí que la has cagado / jodido!

  • 2slang

    (bungle)
    cagarla vulgar slang