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screw up / arrugar
screw up   screw
A. -transitive verb + adverb
1. [+paper, material]   arrugar
·to screw up one'noun eyes
·arrugar el entrecejo
·to screw up one'noun face
·torcer la cara
·to screw up one'noun courage
(figurative)   armarse de valor
·to screw o.noun. up to do something
·armarse de valor para hacer algo
2. [+screw]   atornillar
[+nut]   apretar
·to screw something up tight
·atornillar algo bien fuerte
3. *
(=ruin)   fastidiar,   joder ***,   fregar Latin America,   chingar Mexico Mexico
·the experience really screwed him up
·la experiencia lo dejó completamente hecho polvo
B. -intransitive verb + adverb
1. (by turning)
·it will screw up tighter than that
·se puede apretar todavía masculineánoun
2. (United States)   *
·he really screwed up this time
esta vez nouní que lo fastidió or Latin America fregó
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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