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screw

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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ldoce_293_cscrewscrew1 /skruː/ ●●● S3 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 screw.jpg DHTBCa thin pointed piece of metal that you push and turn in order to fasten pieces of metal or wood together → nail 🔊 Fix the frame in position and tighten the screws.2 informal not polite a) SYSEX/HAVE SEX WITHan offensive word meaning an act of having sex b) a good screw a very offensive word for someone who is good at having sex3 → have a screw loose4 → put/tighten the screws on somebody5 British English informalBONAME OF A PERSON a prison officer – used especially by prisoners
Examples from the Corpus
screw• The drive must be held in position until a screw fixing can be made.• A good waterproof adhesive should be used in addition to fixing screws.• Some one in Bullfinch had removed all the screws from the seats of the scoop chairs in the solarium.• The screw was only allowed to be effective where nothing could possibly be effected by its application.• You just need to tighten these two screws here.
screwscrew2 ●●○ verb 🔊 🔊 1 attach [transitive always + adverb/preposition]TBCFASTEN/DO UP to attach one thing to another using a screw → nailscrew something into/onto/to something 🔊 The chairs were screwed to the floor. 🔊 The wooden frame should be screwed onto the wall.2 close by turning [intransitive, transitive always + adverb/preposition]FASTEN/DO UP to fasten or close something by turning it, or to be fastened in this way opp unscrewscrew (something) on/onto something 🔊 The lens screws onto the front of the camera. 🔊 She carefully screwed the cap back onto the toothpaste.3 paper/cloth [transitive always + adverb/preposition] (also screw up)SQUASH to twist paper or cloth into a small round shape 🔊 She screwed the letter up and threw it in the bin.screw something (up) into something 🔊 I screwed my handkerchief into a ball.4 sex [intransitive, transitive] informal not politeSYSEX/HAVE SEX WITH an offensive word meaning to have sex with someone5 → screw you/him etc6 cheat [transitive] not politeTRICK/DECEIVE to cheat someone in order to get money from themscrew somebody for somethingThey screwed us for $60 in the end. → have your head screwed on (straight) at head1 → screw around → screw up→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
screw• When nailing or screwing down carpet gripper strips, be careful to avoid piercing any water pipes or electricity cables.• Lynn screwed her eyes shut and blew as hard as she could.• The sides were screwed to the head and foot ends and the lid spanned the sides.screw something (up) into something• I screwed the note into a ball and threw it for Springsteen to play with.• As I closed the lid he screwed his knuckles into his eyes and his body shook.• Wrap ptfe tape around each fitting before screwing it into place in the radiator.• The battens should be screwed loosely into position and then checked to see if they present a flat vertical surface.
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Verb table
screw
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyscrew
he, she, itscrews
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyscrewed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave screwed
he, she, ithas screwed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad screwed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill screw
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have screwed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam screwing
he, she, itis screwing
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you, we, theyare screwing
Past
I, he, she, itwas screwing
you, we, theywere screwing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been screwing
he, she, ithas been screwing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been screwing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be screwing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been screwing
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