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screw

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Various screws.
Ship screw.

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Etymology

Middle French escroue (nut, socket) (Modern French écrou), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] scrofa (sow), referring to the screw-like tip of a boar's penis.

Noun

Singular
screw

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  1. A simple machine, a helical inclined plane.
  2. A (usually) metal fastener consisting of a shank partially or completely threaded shank, sometimes with a threaded point, and a head used to both hold the top material and to drive the screw either directly into a soft material or into a prepared hole.
  3. (nautical) A ship's propeller.
  4. An Archimedes screw.
  5. (slang) A prison officer.
  6. (vulgar) Sexual intercourse; the act of screwing.
    have a good screw
  7. (slang) Salary, wages.

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Verb

Infinitive
to screw

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to screw (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To connect or assemble pieces using a screw.
  2. (transitive) (vulgar) (slang) To have sexual intercourse with.
  3. (transitive) (slang) To cheat or treat unfairly. Sometimes seen in the form 'screw (someone) over'. In combining this sense with the usage as a synonym for sexual intercourse, screw follows fuck.
  4. (intransitive) (slang) To be angry.
  5. (transitive) (slang) To forget or not care about
  6. (transitive) To apply pressure on; to put the screws on.

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