screw [{{t}}skru:]
1 noun
(a) (for wood) vis f; (bolt) boulon m; (in vice) vis f;
{{}}figurative{{}} to turn the screw or screws serrer la vis;
{{}}familiar{{}} to put the screws on sb faire pression sur qn;
the Mafia put the screws on him la Mafia lui a forcé la main;
{{}}familiar{{}} to have a screw loose avoir la tête fêlée, avoir une case de vide
(b) (turn) tour m de vis;
give it a couple more screws donnez-lui encore un ou deux tours de vis
(c) (thread) pas m de vis
(d) (propeller) hélice f
(e) {{}}British{{}} (of salt, tobacco) cornet m;
a screw of paper un cornet en papier
(f) {{}}British{{}} {{}}familiar{{}} {{}}crime slang{{}} (prison guard) maton(onne) m,f
(g) {{}}British{{}} {{}}familiar{{}} (salary) salaire m, paye f;
he's on a good screw il gagne plein de fric
(h) {{}}vulgar{{}} (sexual intercourse)
to have a screw baiser, s'envoyer en l'air;
to be a good screw être un bon coup;
she's a good screw elle baise bien
(i) (in snooker, pool) effet m
2 transitive verb
(a) (bolt, screw) visser; (handle, parts) fixer avec des vis; (lid on bottle) visser;
to screw sth shut fermer qch (en vissant);
to screw the lid on a bottle visser le bouchon d'une bouteille;
screw it tight vissez-le bien
(b) (crumple) froisser, chiffonner;
I screwed the letter/my handkerchief into a ball j'ai fait une boule de la lettre/de mon mouchoir
(c) (wrinkle → face)
he screwed his face into a grimace une grimace lui tordit le visage;
he screwed his face into a forced smile il grimaça un sourire
(d) {{}}Technology{{}} (cut thread in → screw, bolt) fileter
(e) {{}}familiar{{}} (obtain) arracher ;
to screw a promise/an agreement out of sb arracher une promesse/un accord à qn;
he managed to screw the money/the answer out of her il a réussi à lui soutirer l'argent/la réponse
(f) {{}}very familiar{{}} (con) arnaquer, baiser;
we've been screwed! on s'est fait arnaquer ou baiser!;
they're out to screw you for every penny you've got ils essayent de vous extorquer tout l'argent que vous avez
(g) {{}}vulgar{{}} (have sex with → of man) baiser, troncher; (→ of woman) baiser avec, s'envoyer
(h) {{}}very familiar{{}} (as invective)
screw the expense! et merde, je peux bien m'offrir ça!;
screw you! va te faire foutre!
(i) {{}}American{{}} {{}}familiar{{}}
to screw the pooch (blunder) faire une gaffe ou une boulette
3 intransitive verb
(a) (bolt, lid) se visser
(b) (in snooker, pool → ball) revenir en arrière
(c) {{}}vulgar{{}} (have sex) baiser, s'envoyer en l'air
►► screw eye vis f à œil;
screw jack cric m à vis;
{{}}Nautical{{}} screw propeller hélice f;
screw shot = coup avec effet;
screw thread pas m ou filet m de vis;
screw top couvercle m qui se visse;
the jar has a screw top le couvercle du pot se visse
screw around
1 intransitive verb
(a) {{}}American{{}} {{}}very familiar{{}} (waste time) glander, glandouiller; (fool about) déconner
(b) {{}}vulgar{{}} (sleep around) baiser avec n'importe qui, coucher à droite à gauche
2 separable transitive verb
{{}}very familiar{{}} to screw sb around (treat badly) se foutre de la gueule de qn; (waste time of) faire perdre son temps à qn
screw back intransitive verb
(in snooker, pool → player) faire de l'effet rétrograde, faire un rétro; (→ ball) revenir en arrière
screw down
1 separable transitive verb
2 intransitive verb
se visser
screw off
1 separable transitive verb
2 intransitive verb
se dévisser
screw on
1 separable transitive verb
the cupboard was screwed on to the wall le placard était vissé au mur
2 intransitive verb
se visser;
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it screws on to the wall ça se visse dans le mur
screw over separable transitive verb
{{}}familiar{{}} (cheat)
to screw sb over arnaquer qn, refaire qn
screw round separable transitive verb
{{}}British{{}} visser, tourner;
he screwed his head round to see il a brusquement tourné la tête pour voir
screw up separable transitive verb
(a) (tighten, fasten) visser
(b) (crumple → handkerchief, paper) chiffonner, faire une boule de
(c) {{}}British{{}} (eyes) plisser;
she screwed up her eyes elle plissa les yeux;
he screwed up his face in concentration la concentration fit se plisser les traits de son visage;
to screw up one's courage prendre son courage à deux mains
(d) {{}}familiar{{}} (mess up → plans, chances) bousiller, foutre en l'air, faire foirer;
you've screwed everything up tu as tout foutu en l'air;
he's screwed up any chance of promotion il a foutu en l'air toute chance de promotion
(e) {{}}familiar{{}} (person) mettre dans tous ses états, rendre cinglé;
the divorce really screwed her up le divorce l'a complètement perturbée ou déboussolée
2 intransitive verb
(a) (lid, nut etc) se visser
(b) (eyes) plisser;
her face screwed up in distaste or disgust elle fit une grimace de dégoût
(c) {{}}familiar{{}} (make a mess of something) foirer, merder

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