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screw

noun uk   /skruː/ us  

screw noun (METAL OBJECT)

[C] a thin, pointed piece of metal with a raised edge twisting round along its length and a flat top with a cut in it, used to join things together, especially pieces of wood

screw noun (TURN)

[C] an act of twisting or turning made to fasten or tighten something: Give it another screw to make sure the lid doesn't come off while we're travelling.

screw noun (PRISON GUARD)

[C] slang (a word used especially by prisoners) a prison guard

screw noun (HAVE SEX)

[C] offensive the act of sex, or a sexual partner: I never feel like a screw when I wake up in the morning. He's a really good screw.

screw noun (INSTRUMENT)

screws [plural] →  thumbscrew

screw

verb uk   /skruː/ us  

screw verb (TIGHT SHAPE)

[T + adv/prep] to tighten the muscles of your face or part of your face into a particular expression, especially one of disapproval or pain: He screwed his eyes tight shut against the bright light. The woman at the breakfast table screwed her mouth into a grimace. [T + adv/prep] to twist and crush something, especially paper or cloth, roughly with your hands: She screwed the bag up and threw it in the bin. He screwed the letter into a ball and flung it away.

screw verb (METAL OBJECT)

[T usually + adv/prep] to fasten something using a screw: Screw this piece of wood to the wall. Screw these two pieces together. [T usually + adv/prep] to fasten something using an object similar to a screw: We'll have to screw a hook into the wall.screw in/together If something screws in/together, it fits or fastens together by being turned: This light bulb screws in. The steel rods screw together.

screw verb (TURN)

[T usually + adv/prep] to fasten something by turning it or twisting it: Screw the lid firmly on to the jar and shake well.

screw verb (CHEAT)

[T] slang to cheat or deceive someone: It was only after we'd had the car for a few days that we realized we'd been screwed by the dealer.

screw verb (HAVE SEX)

[I or T] offensive to have sex with someone: They say he's screwing the boss's wife.
Translations of “screw”
in Korean 나사…
in Arabic بُرْغي…
in French vis, tour de vis…
in Turkish vida…
in Italian vite…
in Chinese (Traditional) 金屬物體, 螺絲(釘), 扭緊,旋緊,擰緊…
in Russian винт, шуруп…
in Polish śruba, wkręt…
in Spanish tornillo, vuelta…
in Portuguese parafuso…
in German die Schraube, das Anziehen…
in Catalan caragol…
in Japanese ねじ, ねじくぎ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 金属物体, 螺丝(钉), 扭转,旋转…
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