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Twist in
“Place the lids on top of the jars, and screw them down finger-tight.”
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To distort or contort
“He screwed his face into an expression of mock pain.”
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To extort or force something, especially money, from (someone) by putting them under strong pressure
“It could reduce interest rates to the rate of inflation, and stop trying to screw a profit out of borrowers.”
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Fasten or tighten with a screw or screws
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“Once in place, go ahead and screw in the other two hard-drive screws, and tighten all four down.”
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To rob by the use of trickery or threats
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“Trouble's, it's just a pointless greatest hits album to steal your cash and screw you.”
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To have sexual relations
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To let someone down by abandoning or neglecting them
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Screw back
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To get with great difficulty
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To urge or push inward through force
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To evoke or draw out (a reaction, answer, or fact) from someone
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To draw tight
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Expend or use less time, money, or material on something than is necessary in an attempt to economize
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Fold or curl
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To crumple or crush into a compact, amorphous shape or ball
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A short, slender, sharp-pointed metal pin with a raised helical thread running round it and a slotted head, used to join things together by being rotated so that it pierces wood or other material and is held tightly in place
“The screw heads will not move at all with respect to each other, assuming that both screws are being rotated at the same angular velocity.”
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An act of turning a screw or other object having a thread
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A ship's or aircraft's propeller (considered as acting like a screw in moving through water or air)
“The subsequent development of the screw propeller, concealed beneath the surface of the water, yielded greater maneuverability as well as greater protection.”
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A guard, especially in a prison
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Screwback or backspin
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A mean grasping person who is usually stingy with money
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A short pin or bolt, typically tapered at one end, that is used for securing something in place, hanging things on, or marking a position
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Shag or lay
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A large hoofed domestic animal that is used for carrying or drawing loads and for riding
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A fastening made by looping a piece of material on itself and tightening it
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A slight line or fold in something, especially fabric or the skin of the face
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A point at which something turns or bends
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