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Noun: screw  skroo
  1. A (usually metal) fastener with a helical thread used for joining things firmly or permanently together, put in place by turning under force
  2. Someone who guards prisoners
    - prison guard, jailer, jailor, gaoler [Brit], turnkey [archaic]
  3. A simple machine of the inclined-plane type consisting of a spirally threaded cylindrical rod that engages with a similarly threaded hole
  4. A propeller with several angled blades that rotates to push against water or air
    - screw propeller
  5. [vulgar] Slang for sexual intercourse
    - rumpy-pumpy [informal]
Verb: screw  skroo
  1. Turn like a screw
  2. Cause to penetrate, as with a circular motion
    "drive in screws or bolts";
    - drive in
  3. Tighten or fasten by means of screwing motions
    "Screw the bottle cap on"
  4. [informal] Defeat someone through trickery or deceit
    - cheat, chouse, shaft [informal], chicane, jockey
  5. [vulgar] Have sexual intercourse
    "they screwed in the back of the car";
    - sleep together, love, make love, sleep with, have sex, know [archaic], do it [informal], be intimate, have intercourse, lie with [archaic], bed [informal], get it on

Derived forms: screws, screwing, screwed

Type of: beat, beat out, carnal knowledge, coition, coitus, copulate, copulation, couple, crush, fasten, fastener, fastening, fixing, go around, holdfast, inclined plane, intercourse, keeper, law officer, lawman, mate, pair, peace officer, propeller, propellor, relation, revolve, rotate, sex act, sexual congress, sexual intercourse, sexual relation, shell, tighten, trounce, vanquish

Antonym: unscrew

Part of: outboard, outboard motor, ship

Encyclopedia: Screw, Nut, Bolt and Rivet Trade union