Screw - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |skruː|  American pronunciation of the word screw
Brit.  |skruː|  British pronunciation of the word screw


- someone who guards prisoners (syn: gaoler, jailer, jailor, turnkey)
- a simple machine of the inclined-plane type consisting of a spirally threaded cylindrical rod that engages with a similarly threaded hole
- a propeller with several angled blades that rotates to push against water or air
- a fastener with a tapered threaded shank and a slotted head
- slang for sexual intercourse (syn: ass, fuck, fucking, shag)
- have sexual intercourse with (syn: bang, bed, bonk, fuck, hump, jazz, know, love, make out)
- turn like a screw
- cause to penetrate, as with a circular motion (syn: drive in)
- tighten or fasten by means of screwing motions
- defeat someone through trickery or deceit (syn: cheat, chicane, chouse, jockey, shaft)


I screwed the boards together.

The cupboards are screwed to the wall.

Screw the cap on tight.

Screw the light bulb into the fixture.

The lid screws onto the jar.

The light bulb screws right in.

A niche with a good screw to it.

In old-fashioned schools, the desks were screwed to the floor.

You will need to screw the strings up to get them in tune.

Screw the soapy water out of the cloth.

They haven't given us accurate information. We've been screwed.

Fix the frame in position and tighten the screws.

The chairs were screwed to the floor.

The wooden frame should be screwed onto the wall.

The lens screws onto the front of the camera.

Phrasal verbs

screw up  — make more intense

Word forms

I/you/we/they: screw
he/she/it: screws
present participle: screwing
past tense: screwed
past participle: screwed
singular: screw
plural: screws
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