screw


screw
[[t]skru[/t]]
n.
1) a metal fastener having a tapered shank with a helical thread, and topped with a slotted head, driven into wood or the like by rotating, as with a screwdriver
2) a threaded cylindrical rod, with a head at one end, that engages a threaded hole and is used as a fastener, clamp, etc
Compare bolt I, 1)
3) a tapped or threaded hole
4) something having a spiral form
5) aer.
propeller 1)
6) a single turn of a screw
7) a twisting movement
8) Brit.
a) a little salt, tobacco, etc., carried in a twist of paper
b) Slang. a debilitated horse
c) Slang. a miser
9) Slang. a prison guard
10) Vulgar Slang.
a) an act of sexual intercourse
b) a sexual partner
11) to turn or tighten (a screw)
12) to fasten or attach with or as if with a screw or screws
13) to attach, detach, or adjust (a threaded part) by a twisting motion
14) to operate or adjust by a screw, as a press
15) to contort as by twisting; distort
16) to strengthen or intensify (usu. fol. by up):
I screwed up my courage and asked for a raise[/ex]
17) to coerce or threaten
18) to extract or extort
19) Slang. to cheat or take advantage of (someone)
20) Vulgar Slang. to have sexual intercourse with
21) to become attached, detached, or adjusted by being twisted:
The bottle top screws on[/ex]
22) Vulgar Slang. to have sexual intercourse
23) phv screw around
a) sl. to waste time
b) Slang: Usu. Vulgar. to be promiscuous
24) phv screw up, Slang.
a) to ruin or botch; make a mess of
b) to cause to become troubled, neurotic, or incapable of handling one's life
Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME scrwe, screw(e) (n.) screw′a•ble, adj. screw′er, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Screw — (skr[udd]), n. [OE. scrue, OF. escroue, escroe, female screw, F. [ e]crou, L. scrobis a ditch, trench, in LL., the hole made by swine in rooting; cf. D. schroef a screw, G. schraube, Icel. skr[=u]fa.] 1. A cylinder, or a cylindrical perforation,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • screw — [skro͞o] n. [ME screwe < MFr escroue, hole in which the screw turns < L scrofa, sow, infl. by scrobis, vulva] 1. a) a mechanical device for fastening things together, consisting essentially of a cylindrical or conical piece of metal… …   English World dictionary

  • Screw — Screw, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Screwed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Screwing}.] 1. To turn, as a screw; to apply a screw to; to press, fasten, or make firm, by means of a screw or screws; as, to screw a lock on a door; to screw a press. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • screw up — {v. phr.}, {slang}, {semi vulgar}, {best avoided} 1. To make a mess of, to make an error which causes confusion. * /The treasurer screwed up the accounts of the Society so badly that he had to be fired./ 2. To cause someone to be neurotic or… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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