Screw

  • 1 Screw — (skr[udd]), n. [OE. scrue, OF. escroue, escroe, female screw, F. [ e]crou, L. scrobis a ditch, trench, in LL., the hole made by swine in rooting; cf. D. schroef a screw, G. schraube, Icel. skr[=u]fa.] 1. A cylinder, or a cylindrical perforation,… …

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  • 2 screw — [skro͞o] n. [ME screwe < MFr escroue, hole in which the screw turns < L scrofa, sow, infl. by scrobis, vulva] 1. a) a mechanical device for fastening things together, consisting essentially of a cylindrical or conical piece of metal… …

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  • 3 Screw — Screw, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Screwed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Screwing}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …

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  • 4 Screw — (kurz für: screwing chopping) ist eine Remix Technik der Hip Hop Musik, die aus dem Süden der USA stammt. Dabei wird ein Lied (meist ein Hip Hop Track) in langsamer Geschwindigkeit abgespielt (screwed zu deutsch etwa: heruntergeschraubt), Teile… …

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  • 5 screw — screw·able; screw; screw·drive; screw·driv·er; screw·er; screw·less; screw·man; un·screw; cork·screw; …

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  • 6 screw — ► NOUN 1) a thin, sharp pointed metal pin with a raised spiral thread running around it and a slotted head, used to join things together by being rotated in under pressure. 2) a cylinder with a spiral ridge or thread running round the outside… …

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  • 7 screw up — {v. phr.}, {slang}, {semi vulgar}, {best avoided} 1. To make a mess of, to make an error which causes confusion. * /The treasurer screwed up the accounts of the Society so badly that he had to be fired./ 2. To cause someone to be neurotic or… …

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  • 8 screw up — {v. phr.}, {slang}, {semi vulgar}, {best avoided} 1. To make a mess of, to make an error which causes confusion. * /The treasurer screwed up the accounts of the Society so badly that he had to be fired./ 2. To cause someone to be neurotic or… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 9 Screw 32 — was a Berkeley/ East Bay area punk rock band. Their name is derived from an anti skateboarding measure on the ballots in Concord, California. They were noted for self publicity. For example, they ordered stickers by the thousands and stuck them… …

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  • 10 screw-up — noun count usually singular INFORMAL a situation in which someone makes a big mistake: There s been a big screw up with the mailing list no one s received the invitations. another government screw up …

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  • 11 screw up — (something) to spoil or damage something. You couldn t screw up much worse than I did. Somehow the lawyer screwed up my appointment again. This is detailed work, and people screw it up once in a while …

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  • 12 screw — [v1] twist in spiral, tighten, turn, twine, wind, work; concepts 85,160 Ant. unscrew, untwist screw [v2] twist, contort contract, crimp, crinkle, crumple, distort, pucker, rimple, ruck up, rumple, scrunch, wrinkle; concept 219 Ant. unscrew,… …

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  • 13 screw|y — «SKROO ee», adjective, screw|i|er, screw|i|est. Slang. 1. very odd or peculiar: »a screwy person, screwy weather. 2. crazy; …

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  • 14 Screw — Screw, v. i. 1. To use violent mans in making exactions; to be oppressive or exacting. Howitt. [1913 Webster] 2. To turn one s self uneasily with a twisting motion; as, he screws about in his chair. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 15 screw up — ► screw up 1) crush into a tight mass. 2) informal cause to fail or go wrong. 3) informal make emotionally or mentally disturbed. 4) summon up (one s courage). Main Entry: ↑screw …

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  • 16 screw it — ● screw …

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  • 17 screw-up — ☆ screw up or screwup [skro͞o′up΄ ] n. Informal 1. a serious mistake; blunder; mess 2. a person who screws up * * * …

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  • 18 screw up — (someone) to confuse or hurt someone. She really screwed him up when she left him. Their parents divorce really screwed up the kids …

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  • 19 screw up — [v] make a mess of blow, bobble, bollix*, botch, bungle, confuse, flub*, foul up, goof*, goof up*, louse, make hash of*, mess, mess up, mishandle, mismanage, muck up*, muddle, muff, queer, snafu*, spoil; concept 101 Ant. succeed …

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  • 20 screw-up — ☆ screw up or screwup [skro͞o′up΄ ] n. Informal 1. a serious mistake; blunder; mess 2. a person who screws up …

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