screw

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈskruː/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/skru/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(skro̅o̅)


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screw

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. screw it [in, out, on, off, down, into]
  2. screw in [the nails, a bolt]
  3. screw off the [lid, top]
  4. screw the [lid] off
  5. screwed into the [door, seat, surface]
  6. screw it (down) in place
  7. screwed [tightly, loosely]
  8. UK: screwed up the piece of paper
  9. US: crumpled up the piece of paper
  10. UK: screwed it up into a ball
  11. US: [scrunched, bunched] it up into a ball
  12. screwed her face up (at)
  13. slang: screw up the [meeting, date, project]
  14. slang: you (really) screwed (it) up
  15. vulgar, slang: [don't, quit, stop] screwing around
  16. vulgar, slang: screw around at [school, work]
  17. vulgar, slang: screw over your [friend, classmate, coworker]
  18. vulgar, slang: screw your [friend] over
  19. sexually explicit: he screwed her
  20. vulgar, offensive, slang: screw you!
n
  1. a [short, long, thick] screw
  2. a [metal, plastic, wooden] screw
  3. a [five-millimeter] screw
  4. [nuts, bolts, nails] and screws
  5. [twisted, extracted, forced] the screw
  6. [tighten, loosen, turn] the screw
  7. the [chair, unit, product] comes with screws
  8. he must have a screw loose!
  9. billiards: the player gave the ball some [back, foreword, side] screw
  10. slang, UK: the screws [opened, monitored, closed] the (prison) cells
  11. the government put the screws on the [farmers, bankers, opposition]
  12. tighten the screws on [spending, tax havens, fraud]
  13. the [news, decision, announcement] was a turn of the screw (for the community)
  14. sexually explicit, slang: a [quick, great, fantastic, morning] screw
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