Synonyms of screw in English:
2 the handle needs a couple of screws to tighten it
turn, twist, wrench, lever, heave
- 1put the screws on
- informalpressurize, put pressure on, use pressure on, pressure, press, bring force to bear on, force, drive, impel, coerce, urge, push, nag;lean on, prevail on;hold/put a gun/pistol to someone's head
- 2with a screw loose
- it really needs to be a person with a screw loose to commit violenceunstable, unbalanced, of unsound mind, mentally ill, deranged, demented, crazed, troubled, disturbed, unhinged, insane, mad, mad as a hatter, mad as a March hare, raving mad, out of one's mind, not in one's right mind, neurotic, psychotic;Latin non compos mentisinformal crazy, loopy, loony, mixed up, nuts, nutty, nutty as a fruitcake, bananas, cracked, crackpot, daft, dippy, screwy, batty, dotty, cuckoo, bonkers, potty, mental, screwed up, not all there, off one's head, out of one's head, out to lunch, a bit lacking, round the bend, round the twist, away with the fairiesBritish informal barmy, crackers, barking, barking mad, off one's trolley, off one's rocker, daft as a brush, not the full shillingdated touched
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4 informal they screwed him at least once, so now he doesn't trust them at all
- 1screw something up
- 2 informal they'll screw up the whole economywreck, ruin, destroy, devastate, wreak havoc on, reduce to nothing, damage, spoil, mar, injure, blast, blight, smash, shatter, dash, torpedo, scotch, make a mess of, mess upvulgar slang fuck uparchaic bring to naught[Antonyms] sort out
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