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English definition of “put/tighten the screws on sb”

put/tighten the screws on sb

informal
to use force or threats to make someone do what you want: They put the screws on him until he paid up.Causing somebody to actUrging and persuading
(Definition of put/tighten the screws on sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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