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English definition of “unscrew”

unscrew

verb [T] (LID)    /ʌnˈskruː/
to take the lid or top off something by twisting it round: I can't unscrew the top of this jar - it's really tight .Unfastening and opening
(Definition of unscrew verb (LID) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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