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SCREW

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does screw mean? 

SCREW (noun)
  The noun SCREW has 5 senses:

1. someone who guards prisoners
2. a simple machine of the inclined-plane type consisting of a spirally threaded cylindrical rod that engages with a similarly threaded hole
3. a propeller with several angled blades that rotates to push against water or air
4. a fastener with a tapered threaded shank and a slotted head
5. slang for sexual intercourse

  Familiarity information: SCREW used as a noun is common.


SCREW (verb)
  The verb SCREW has 5 senses:

1. have sexual intercourse with
2. turn like a screw
3. cause to penetrate, as with a circular motion
4. tighten or fasten by means of screwing motions
5. defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit

  Familiarity information: SCREW used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCREW (noun)


Sense 1screw [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who guards prisoners

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

turnkey; screw; prison guard; jailor; jailer; gaoler

Hypernyms ("screw" is a kind of...):

law officer; lawman; peace officer (an officer of the law)

keeper (someone in charge of other people)


Sense 2screw [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A simple machine of the inclined-plane type consisting of a spirally threaded cylindrical rod that engages with a similarly threaded hole

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("screw" is a kind of...):

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


Sense 3screw [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

screw propeller; screw

Hypernyms ("screw" is a kind of...):

propeller; propellor (a mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water)

Holonyms ("screw" is a part of...):

ship (a vessel that carries passengers or freight)

outboard; outboard motor (internal-combustion engine that mounts at stern of small boat)


Sense 4screw [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A fastener with a tapered threaded shank and a slotted head

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("screw" is a kind of...):

fastener; fastening; fixing; holdfast (restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place)

Meronyms (parts of "screw"):

head (a projection out from one end)

screw thread; thread (the raised helical rib going around a screw)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "screw"):

Allen screw (a screw with a hexagonal hole in the head)

worm (screw thread on a gear with the teeth of a worm wheel or rack)

woodscrew (a metal screw that tapers to a point so that it can be driven into wood with a screwdriver)

thumbscrew (screw designed to be turned with the thumb and fingers)

setscrew (a screw that is used to adjust the tension on a spring)

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)

Phillips screw (a screw with a special head having crossed slots)

metal screw (screw made of metal)

machine screw (a screw used either with a nut or with a tapped hole; slotted head can be driven by a screwdriver)

cap screw (a threaded screw for machine parts; screws into a tapped hole)

bolt (a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener)


Sense 5screw [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Slang for sexual intercourse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

roll in the hay; shtup; piece of tail; piece of ass; nooky; nookie; fucking; fuck; screwing; shag; ass; screw

Hypernyms ("screw" is a kind of...):

carnal knowledge; coition; coitus; congress; copulation; intercourse; relation; sex act; sexual congress; sexual intercourse; sexual relation (the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur)

Domain usage:

dirty word; filth; obscenity; smut; vulgarism (an offensive or indecent word or phrase)


SCREW (verb)


Sense 1screw [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have sexual intercourse with

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

have it away; have it off; have sex; sleep with; lie with; make love; roll in the hay; screw; have intercourse; have a go at it; get laid; be intimate; bonk; do it; eff; fuck; get it on; hump; jazz; bed; love; bang; make out; know

Context examples:

This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm / Adam knew Eve / Were you ever intimate with this man?

Hypernyms (to "screw" is one way to...):

copulate; couple; mate; pair (make love)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "screw"):

have; take (have sex with; archaic use)

fornicate (have sex without being married)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

Sam and Sue screw
Sam cannot screw Sue

Domain usage:

archaism (the use of an archaic expression)


Sense 2screw [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turn like a screw

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "screw" is one way to...):

go around; revolve; rotate (turn on or around an axis or a center)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "screw"):

screw up (screw or turn higher)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3screw [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to penetrate, as with a circular motion

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

drive in; screw

Context example:

drive in screws or bolts

Hypernyms (to "screw" is one way to...):

go around; revolve; rotate (turn on or around an axis or a center)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 4screw [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tighten or fasten by means of screwing motions

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

Screw the bottle cap on

Hypernyms (to "screw" is one way to...):

fasten; tighten (make tight or tighter)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Antonym:

unscrew (loosen by turning)


Sense 5screw [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

chicane; chouse; jockey; cheat; shaft; screw

Hypernyms (to "screw" is one way to...):

beat; beat out; crush; shell; trounce; vanquish (come out better in a competition, race, or conflict)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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