Definition of unscrew in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈskro͞o/


1(With reference to a lid or other object held in place by a spiral thread) unfasten or be unfastened by twisting: [with object]: Will unscrewed the cap from a metal flask [no object]: the spout usually unscrews or lifts off easily
More example sentences
  • Usually they just unscrew and then you can put it back on when you want to use it.
  • On top is the filling cap, which simply unscrews allowing you to fill up with the supplied bottle, although you will need to go buy some distilled water.
  • Build the house so that the top lifts off or unscrews for easy cleaning.
1.1 [with object] Detach, open, or slacken (something) by removing or loosening the screws holding it in place.
Example sentences
  • Remove all doors by unscrewing the hinges from the cabinet.
  • I quickly unscrewed the bolts and opened the sewage drain.
  • On the new vanity, remove all drawers and take off the doors by unscrewing the hinges from the cabinet.

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Syllabification: un·screw

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