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screw British & World English

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

screw English Thesaurus

fit the shelf to its supports with the screws provided

lag screw British & World English

A heavy wood screw with a square or hexagonal head

screw up British & World English

(Of the muscles of one’s face or around one’s eyes) contract, typically so as to express emotion or because of bright light

screw-up British & World English

A situation that has been completely mismanaged or mishandled

screw cap British & World English

A round cap or lid that can be screwed on to a bottle or jar

screw eye British & World English

A screw with a loop for passing a cord through, instead of a slotted head

screw-in British & World English

Adapted or designed to be attached by screwing into something

screw-on British & World English

Adapted or designed to be attached by screwing on to something

screw tap British & World English

A tool for making female screws

screw top British & World English

A round cap or lid that can be screwed on to a bottle or jar

set screw British & World English

A screw for adjusting or clamping parts of a machine

screw top New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

screw-up New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

Allen screw British & World English

A screw with a hexagonal socket in the head

grub screw British & World English

A small headless screw, used typically to attach a handle or cam to a spindle

jack screw British & World English

A screw which can be turned to adjust the position of an object into which it fits

screw-down British & World English

Adapted or designed to be closed by screwing

screw gear British & World English

A gear consisting of an endless screw with a cogwheel or pinion

screw hook British & World English

A hook with a point and thread for fastening it to woodwork

screw jack British & World English

A vehicle jack worked by a screw device

screw pine British & World English

Another term for pandanus.

screw plate British & World English

A steel plate with threaded holes for making male screws

screw valve British & World English

A stopcock opened and shut by a screw

screw worm British & World English

A worm gear or other mechanical device bearing a screw

twin-screw British & World English

(Of a ship) having two propellers on separate shafts with opposite twists

endless screw British & World English

The threaded cylinder in a worm gear

machine screw British & World English

A fastening device similar to a bolt but having a socket in its head which allows it to be turned with a screwdriver

screw around British & World English

Have many different sexual partners

levelling screw British & World English

A screw, typically one of three, for adjusting part of a machine or instrument to a precise level

screw coupling British & World English

A female screw with threads at both ends for joining lengths of piping or rods

Archimedean screw British & World English

A device invented by Archimedes for raising water by means of a helix rotating within a tube

turn the screw British & World English

Exert strong pressure on someone

screw someone over British & World English

Treat someone unfairly; cheat or swindle someone

screw someone up British & World English

Cause someone to be emotionally or mentally disturbed

screw something up British & World English

Crush a piece of paper or fabric into a tight mass

have a screw loose British & World English

Be slightly eccentric or mentally disturbed

a turn of the screw British & World English

An additional degree of pressure or hardship added to a situation that is already extremely difficult to bear

pluck up courage British & World English

Make an effort to do something that frightens one

screw something around/round in screw British & World English

Turn one’s head or body round sharply

screw up in screw British & World English

(Of the muscles of one’s face or around one’s eyes) contract, typically so as to express emotion or because of bright light

screw something out of in screw British & World English

Extort or force something, especially money, from (someone) by putting them under strong pressure

screw around in screw British & World English

Have many different sexual partners

screw someone up in screw British & World English

Cause someone to be emotionally or mentally disturbed

screw something up in screw British & World English

Crush a piece of paper or fabric into a tight mass

turn the screw in screw British & World English

Exert strong pressure on someone

screw someone over in screw British & World English

Treat someone unfairly; cheat or swindle someone

screw thread in thread British & World English

A helical ridge on the outside of a screw, bolt, etc. or on the inside of a cylindrical hole, to allow two parts to be screwed together


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