Definition of screwed in English:


Line breaks: screwed
Pronunciation: /skruːd


  • 1(Of a bolt or other device) having a helical ridge or thread running around the outside: any tappings that aren’t being used on the cylinder can be fitted with screwed blanks the litter included screwed bags and used tickets
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    • The blade near the handle is pinned, with the pin locked by a screwed collar.
    • Usually on an aluminum frame, those are riveted on, not screwed.
    • I yelled while dragging him out of the house and stuffing my screwed beanie into my pocket.
  • 2 informal In a difficult or hopeless situation; ruined or broken.
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    • We got screwed last time with him negotiating.
    • Not only are there few jobs out there, but even when you get hired or have a job, people keep getting screwed one way or another, on pay, hours, you name it.
    • I've become interested in socialism because it seems to me under capitalism the worker gets screwed left and right.
  • 3 [predic.] archaic , • informal Drunk.

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