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screw

screw

 
pronunciation:
skru
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
put the screws on
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a metal fastener that is like a nail with grooves that wind around it. A screw can be driven into a surface by turning it while pressing down on the head.
 
similar words:
bolt
definition 2: the propeller or a ship.
phrase: put the screws on
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: screwed, screwing, screws
definition 1: to fasten or attach with a screw or screws.
She screwed the shelf onto the wall.
similar words:
bolt, fasten, rivet
definition 2: to attach by turning (often followed by "on" or "in").
He screwed in the light bulb.I screwed the lid on the jar.
similar words:
bolt, wind
definition 3: to be attached by being turned.
The light bulb screws in clockwise.
derivation: screwlike (adj.)
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