Definition Of screw


a mean or miserly person.

a prisoner's derogatory term for a prison guard or warden.

One day the screws opened the solitary confinement cell and a brown paper bag was thrust inside.

a short, slender, sharp-pointed metal pin with a raised helical thread running around it and a slotted head, used to join things together by being rotated so that it pierces wood or other material and is held tightly in place.

The logs, the wood flooring, the cabinets, all of the materials down to the nails and screws which hold it together, were donated or purchased with donated funds.

a worn-out horse.

an act of sexual intercourse.

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Example Of screw

  • screw the hinge to your new door

  • A nice touch is a tripod socket which accepts a standard tripod screw .

  • Adjust the syrup screw on the fountain head to make the drink stronger to suit your taste.

  • Are you upset that he occasionally forgets to screw the top back on the toothpaste tube?

  • ‘The companies are taking advantage of the situation to screw some money out of the government,’ he admitted last week.

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