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screwnoun [C]

 us   /skru/

screw noun [C] (METAL FASTENER)

a thin piece of metal, usually with a pointed end and a flat top shaped to hold a tool, that is forced into wood or metal by turning, and is used esp. to join two pieces or to hold something in place

screwverb [T]

 us   /skru/

screw verb [T] (CHEAT)

slang to cheat or deceive someone: He really got screwed on that stock tip.

screw verb [T] (FASTEN)

to fasten objects with a screw: The shelves were screwed to the wall. To screw also means to attach to something by turning: Screw the lid onto the jar. [M] Just screw in that loose bulb.
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