Definitions of screw

  1. A cylinder of metal or wood threaded in a forward- moving spiral on its external surface; also a hollow so threaded that such a cylinder fits and advances in it; anything containing or resembling such a device; as, a wood screw; a turn of, or as of, such a device; a means of propelling steamships, etc.
  2. To press by, or fasten with, a spirally threaded cylinder moving in a similarly threaded hollow; twist; force; as, to screw one's courage to the sticking point; to turn, as with a screw; to twist or distort; to extort; with out, of, or from.
  3. To turn with a motion like a screw.
  4. A cylinder with a spiral groove or ridge on either its outer or inner surface, used as a fastening and as a mechanical power: a screw- propeller.
  5. To apply a screw to: to press with a screw: to twist: to oppress by extortion: to force: to squeeze.
  6. A cylinder grooved spirally, used for various purposes.
  7. To apply a screw to; fasten or press with a screw; twist; extort.
  8. To fasten with a screw or screws.
  9. To oppress; twist; distort.
  10. To turn; twist about; practise oppression.
  11. A cylinder grooved in an advancing spiral.
  12. A bladed propelier. screw propeller.
  13. An extortioner.
  14. A cylinder of wood or metal grooved spirally; one of the six mechanical powers, being a modification of the inclined plane; a screw- propeller.
  15. To turn or apply a screw to; to fasten by a screw; to squeeze; to press; to oppress by exactions; to distort.
  16. A bolt or bar of metal or wood, generally of small size, with a spiral thread or ridge, called the exterior or male screw- a socket or tube with the spiral thread indented is called the interior or female screw- used for fastening; one of the mechanical powers, commonly called the screw and nut; a niggardly person.
  17. To turn or move by a screw; to press; to squeeze; to fasten with a screw; to deform by contortions; to oppress by exactions; to twist.

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Quotes of screw

  1. I don't believe you have to have eating disorders and mental illness to screw up. – Kirstie Alley
  2. Why dont we get drunk and screw – Jimmy Buffett
  3. I did this film for less money than it costs to stay in this hotel. We shot it in 20 days. We couldn't screw up takes for fun because we didn't have enough film. – Dean Cain
  4. I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death. – George Carlin
  5. People just expect you to show up, be a cartoon character of yourself, take your money and go home. But don't screw up to the point where you're gonna be out of the picture. – Jimmy Chamberlin
  6. It's a mood record. Like one night you're going to be down in the dumps depressed because you're thinking about your ex -boyfriend and the next moment you're gonna be like screw him you know? And the next one you're saying to yourself "God I'm in love." – Willa Ford
  7. I admire people who just do the right thing, not looking to screw people up. I love all people. – Jessica Hahn
  8. So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don't sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late. – Lee Iacocca
  9. This stammer got me a home in Beverly Hills, and I'm not about to screw with it now. – Bob Newhart
  10. If guys don't respect themselves, they don't respect other people. That's times and personalities. And all of them are not that way. But it don't take but one or two to screw up the whole crowd. – Richard Petty
  11. You know what, when you screw up in the ring, it's so embarrassing. – Jake Roberts
  12. I think it has sullied his presidency. As brilliant a politician as Bill Clinton is, as magnetic a personality as he can be, there is one little screw loose somewhere. – Morley Safer
  13. I have too much respect for the characters I play to make them anything but as real as they can possibly be. I have a great deal of respect for all of them, otherwise I wouldn't do them. And I don't want to screw them by not portraying them honestly. – Kyra Sedgwick
  14. A manager's job is simple. For one hundred sixty -two games you try not to screw up all that smart stuff your organization did last December. – Earl Weaver

Usage examples for screw

  1. Screw up your courage, my good friend, and resolve to show the world that you are an honest man.... – A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) by Augustus de Morgan
  2. Screw upon back of neck base- board a one by three inch piece with free end dropping a few inches below bottom of base- board so that head may be handily set in a vise. – Taxidermy by Leon Luther Pray
  3. Screw tops on immediately as tight as possible. – Cookery for Little Girls by Olive Hyde Foster
  4. Screw threads are designated by their pitch or the distance between the threads. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  5. Screw on rod is where oil is poured into connecting rod to lubricate wrist pin and crankshaft. – The 1893 Duryea Automobile In the Museum of History and Technology by Don H. Berkebile
  6. Screw in two binding posts for the cord ends of the telephone receivers at a and b as shown at A in Fig. – The Radio Amateur's Hand Book by A. Frederick Collins
  7. Screw it firmly to the boat. – What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  8. Screw loose on m'wheel. – The City of Fire by Grace Livingston Hill
  9. Screw cutting lathe with independent feed. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  10. Screw on your bench two pieces of wood about 18 inches in length and 4 inches wide, so that they project over the edge of the bench about 10 inches. – Boys' Book of Model Boats by Raymond Francis Yates
  11. Screw the end of a piece of heavy copper wire to the lower post of the arrester and run it to the ground, on porcelain knobs if necessary, and solder it to an iron rod or pipe which you have driven into the earth. – The Radio Amateur's Hand Book by A. Frederick Collins
  12. Screw was his name, an' a real kind- hearted fellow he was too- only he couldn't keep his hand off that curse o' mankind, the bottle. – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne
  13. Screw up your courage and wake Steve. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  14. Screw up your courage. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing

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