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screw

noun (n)

  • someone who guards prisoners (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • a simple machine of the inclined-plane type consisting of a spirally threaded cylindrical rod that engages with a similarly threaded hole (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a propeller with several angled blades that rotates to push against water or air (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: screw propeller
    source: wordnet30
  • a fastener with a tapered threaded shank and a slotted head (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • slang for sexual intercourse (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • A cylinder, or a cylindrical perforation, having a continuous rib, called the thread, winding round it spirally at a constant inclination, so as to leave a continuous spiral groove between one turn and the next, -- used chiefly for producing, when revolved, motion or pressure in the direction of its axis, by the sliding of the threads of the cylinder in the grooves between the threads of the perforation adapted to it, the former being distinguished as the external, or male screw, or, more usually the screw; the latter as the internal, or female screw, or, more usually, the nut. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • have sexual intercourse with (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • turn like a screw (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to penetrate, as with a circular motion (verb.contact)
    Synonym: drive in
    Example:
    Drive in screws or bolts.
    source: wordnet30
  • tighten or fasten by means of screwing motions (verb.contact)
    Antonym: unscrew
    Example:
    Screw the bottle cap on.
    source: wordnet30
  • defeat someone through trickery or deceit (verb.competition)
    source: wordnet30
  • To turn, as a screw; to apply a screw to; to press, fasten, or make firm, by means of a screw or screws; as, to screw a lock on a door; to screw a press. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To use violent mans in making exactions; to be oppressive or exacting. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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