screw

Primary Meanings of screw

1.
nv
a simple machine of the inclined-plane type consisting of a spirally threaded cylindrical rod that engages with a similarly threaded hole
turn like a screw
2.
vn
have sexual intercourse with
slang for sexual intercourse
3.
n
someone who guards prisoners
4.
v
defeat someone through trickery or deceit
Full Definitions of screw
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n a simple machine of the inclined-plane type consisting of a spirally threaded cylindrical rod that engages with a similarly threaded hole

Type of:
inclined plane
a simple machine for elevating objects; consists of plane surface that makes an acute angle with the horizontal

n a fastener with a tapered threaded shank and a slotted head

Types:
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Allen screw
a screw with a hexagonal hole in the head
bolt
a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener
cap screw
a threaded screw for machine parts; screws into a tapped hole
machine screw
a screw used either with a nut or with a tapped hole; slotted head can be driven by a screwdriver
metal screw
screw made of metal
Phillips screw
a screw with a special head having crossed slots
setscrew
a screw (often without a head) that fits into the boss or hub of a wheel or cam etc. and prevents motion of the part relative to the shaft on which it is mounted
setscrew
a screw that is used to adjust the tension on a spring
thumbscrew
screw designed to be turned with the thumb and fingers
woodscrew
a metal screw that tapers to a point so that it can be driven into wood with a screwdriver
worm
screw thread on a gear with the teeth of a worm wheel or rack
carriage bolt
a roundheaded bolt for timber; threaded along part of the shank; inserted into holes already drilled
expansion bolt
a bolt that has an attachment that expands as the bolt is driven into a surface
kingbolt, kingpin, swivel pin
bolt that provides a steering joint in a motor vehicle
lag bolt, lag screw
a heavy woodscrew with a square or hexagonal head that is driven in with a wrench
machine bolt
a bolt with a square or hexagonal head on one end and a threaded shaft on the other end; tightened with a wrench; used to connect metal parts
screw eye
a woodscrew having its shank bent into a ring
stove bolt
a small machine bolt
Type of:
fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast
restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

n a propeller with several angled blades that rotates to push against water or air

Synonyms:
screw propeller
Type of:
propeller, propellor
a mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water

v turn like a screw

Types:
screw up
screw or turn higher
Type of:
go around, revolve, rotate
turn on or around an axis or a center

v cause to penetrate, as with a circular motion

Synonyms:
drive in
Type of:
go around, revolve, rotate
turn on or around an axis or a center

v tighten or fasten by means of screwing motions

Screw the bottle cap on”
Antonyms:
unscrew
loosen by turning
Type of:
fasten, tighten
make tight or tighter
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v have sexual intercourse with

Synonyms:
have intercourse, have sex, love, roll in the hay
make out, neck
kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion
Types:
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have, take
have sex with; archaic use
fornicate
have sex without being married
swing
engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends
bed-hop, bedhop, sleep around
be sexually active with more than one partner

n slang for sexual intercourse

Synonyms:
roll in the hay
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n someone who guards prisoners

Synonyms:
gaoler, jailer, jailor, prison guard, turnkey
Type of:
keeper
someone in charge of other people
law officer, lawman, peace officer
an officer of the law
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v defeat someone through trickery or deceit

Synonyms:
cheat, chicane, chouse, jockey, shaft
Type of:
beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish
come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

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