In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(tighten)(bolt) apretarto screw oneself up to do sth — armarse de valor para hacer algo
1.2(crumple)(piece of paper/letter) arrugar(piece of paper/letter) estrujarhe 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 informalto 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 informaljoder vulgar slangI 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
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