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screw

screw

 
pronunciation:
skru
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
screwed up
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part of speech: noun
definition: a metal device that fastens. You push a screw into a surface by turning it while pressing down on the head.
We attached the shelf to the wall with screws.
 
similar words:
bolt
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: screwed, screwing, screws
definition: to fasten by turning or using this part.
She screwed the light bulb into the socket.He screwed the screw into the board.
similar words:
bolt, fasten
phrase: screwed up
derivation: screwlike (adj.)
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