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1. screw

verb. ['ˈskruː'] tighten or fasten by means of screwing motions.

Synonyms

  • fasten

Antonyms

  • malevolence
  • hate

Etymology

  • screw (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Screw

  • n92762
  • yabbadabbadoo
  • misconstrue
  • dfw
  • timbuktu
  • long-overdue
  • katmandu
  • kalamazoo
  • hullabaloo
  • lhommedieu
  • komatsu
  • fitzhugh
  • drive-thru
  • depardieu
  • construe
  • benhamou
  • aeroperu
  • withdrew
  • true-view
  • tien-fu
  • thankyou
  • pas-de-deux
  • overthrew
  • kwangju
  • karatsu
  • kangaroo
  • hitherto
  • fondue
  • cmu
  • carilou

Sentences with screw


1. Noun, singular or mass
Loosen the screw that is on the opposite side of the handle.

2. Verb, past tense
Then screw the wire into either end of the wall.

3. Verb, base form
In rare instances, you may need to screw it into place with a screwdriver instead.

Quotes about screw


1. When David Fincher called me up a few years ago and said, 'Hey, I'd like you to score this film 'The Social Network,' I said, 'I'm flattered, but I really don't have any real experience scoring films, and I'd rather not screw it up on a high-profile project. And I like you and I don't want to compromise our friendship.'
- Trent Reznor

2. I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. ... These two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.
- George Carlin

3. Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.
- Anthony Robbins

2. screw-loose

adjective. not behaving normally.

Synonyms

  • insane

Antonyms

  • reasonable
  • rational

3. screw

noun. ['ˈskruː'] a fastener with a tapered threaded shank and a slotted head.

Synonyms

  • worm
  • woodscrew
  • screw thread
  • metal screw
  • Phillips screw
  • fixing
  • head
  • Allen screw
  • fastening
  • bolt
  • holdfast
  • cap screw
  • machine screw
  • thumbscrew
  • thread
  • fastener

Antonyms

  • open
  • abstain
  • lack
  • lose

Etymology

  • screw (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. screw

noun. ['ˈskruː'] a simple machine of the inclined-plane type consisting of a spirally threaded cylindrical rod that engages with a similarly threaded hole.

Antonyms

  • ignore

Etymology

  • screw (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. screw

noun. ['ˈskruː'] someone who guards prisoners.

Synonyms

  • lawman
  • gaoler
  • keeper
  • jailer
  • turnkey
  • peace officer
  • jailor
  • law officer

Antonyms

  • reject
  • divide
  • disarrange
  • detach

Etymology

  • screw (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. screw

verb. ['ˈskruː'] cause to penetrate, as with a circular motion.

Synonyms

  • revolve
  • rotate
  • drive in

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • disclaim
  • pack
  • dock

Etymology

  • screw (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. screw

noun. ['ˈskruː'] a propeller with several angled blades that rotates to push against water or air.

Synonyms

  • propeller
  • propellor
  • screw propeller
  • outboard motor
  • ship

Antonyms

  • dishonor
  • refuse
  • stay
  • be well

Etymology

  • screw (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. screw

noun. ['ˈskruː'] slang for sexual intercourse.

Synonyms

  • coitus
  • intercourse
  • sex act
  • ass
  • coition
  • fuck
  • relation
  • shag
  • congress
  • copulation
  • piece of tail
  • shtup
  • carnal knowledge
  • nooky
  • fucking
  • nookie
  • piece of ass
  • sexual congress
  • sexual relation
  • roll in the hay
  • sexual intercourse

Antonyms

  • disjoin
  • wife
  • husband
  • miss

Etymology

  • screw (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. screw

verb. ['ˈskruː'] defeat someone through trickery or deceit.

Synonyms

  • beat
  • shaft
  • jockey
  • trounce
  • cheat
  • beat out
  • crush
  • chouse
  • chicane
  • shell

Antonyms

  • natural elevation
  • natural object
  • get up
  • turn out

Etymology

  • screw (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. screw

verb. ['ˈskruː'] turn like a screw.

Synonyms

  • go around
  • revolve
  • rotate

Antonyms

  • saddle
  • charge
  • lodge
  • fuse

Etymology

  • screw (Middle English (1100-1500))
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