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  • 1 screw up — verb 1. make more intense (Freq. 1) Emotions were screwed up • Syn: ↑heat up, ↑hot up • Hypernyms: ↑intensify, ↑compound, ↑heighten, ↑ …

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  • 2 screw — n 1. bolt, pin, fastener, screw bolt, clamp; round head screw, flat head screw, oval head screw, Phillip s head screw, fillister head screw, metal screw, lag screw. 2. twist, turn, twirl, gyre, whorl; curl, curlicue, spiral, helix; corkscrew,… …

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  • 3 screw — [skro͞o] n. [ME screwe < MFr escroue, hole in which the screw turns < L scrofa, sow, infl. by scrobis, vulva] 1. a) a mechanical device for fastening things together, consisting essentially of a cylindrical or conical piece of metal… …

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  • 4 Screw — This article is about the fastener. For other uses, see Screw (disambiguation). Screws come in a variety of shapes and sizes for different purposes. U.S. quarter coin (diameter 24 mm) shown for scale. A screw, or bolt, is a type of fastener… …

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  • 5 screw — screw1 [skru:] n [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: escroe inner screw, nut , from Latin scrofa female pig ] 1.) a thin pointed piece of metal that you push and turn in order to fasten pieces of metal or wood together →↑nail ▪ Fix the frame… …

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  • 6 screw — n. & v. n. 1 a thin cylinder or cone with a spiral ridge or thread running round the outside (male screw) or the inside (female screw). 2 (in full wood screw) a metal male screw with a slotted head and a sharp point for fastening things, esp. in… …

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  • 7 screw — noun 1》 a short, slender, sharp pointed metal pin with a raised helical thread running around it and a slotted head, used to join things together by being rotated in under pressure.     ↘a cylinder with a helical ridge or thread running round the …

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  • 8 screw something up — 1》 crush a piece of paper or fabric into a tight mass.     ↘tense the muscles of one s face or around one s eyes. 2》 informal cause something to go wrong. 3》 summon up one s courage. → screw …

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  • 9 Screw (card game) — Screw or Moonshine is a card game where the players try to be the first to lose all their cards. It is closely related to Palase. Rules *Each player is dealt four face down cards and eight hand cards. Each player places four of their hand cards… …

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  • 10 Screw Your Neighbour — An extreme variation of Crazy Eights for 3 or more players, which becomes everyone as a team playing against everyone as individuals. This happens due to switching hands during play and (sometimes) knowing what your opponent is holding. Table ta …

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  • 11 Screw machine — A screw machine is a metalworking machine used in the high volume manufacture of turned components.In operation, a screw machine is similar to a lathe. Essentially a screw machine is an automated turret lathe.Screw machines have been replaced by… …

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  • 12 screw — screwable, adj. screwer, n. screwless, adj. screwlike, adj. /skrooh/, n. 1. a metal fastener having a tapered shank with a helical thread, and topped with a slotted head, driven into wood or the like by rotating, esp. by means of a screwdriver. 2 …

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  • 13 screw — [[t]skru͟ː[/t]] screws, screwing, screwed 1) N COUNT A screw is a metal object similar to a nail, with a raised spiral line around it. You turn a screw using a screwdriver so that it goes through two things, for example two pieces of wood, and… …

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  • 14 screw — screw1 [ skru ] noun count * 1. ) a thin pointed piece of metal used for fastening one thing to another. It has a raised twisted part on it called a thread. You push and turn it with a screwdriver instead of hitting it with a hammer like a nail:… …

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  • 15 screw — 1 noun 1 (C) a thin pointed piece of metal that you push and turn in order to fasten pieces of metal or wood together: Tighten the screws on the plug. 2 (C) slang taboo an act of having sex 3 have a screw loose informal often humorous to be… …

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  • 16 List of screw drives — Contents 1 Common types 1.1 External types 1.1.1 Square 1.1.2 Hex …

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  • 17 make a face — verb contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do • Syn: ↑grimace, ↑pull a face • Derivationally related forms: ↑grimace (for: ↑grimace) …

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  • 18 Dragon Screw — Liste de prises de catch Les prises de catch sont des mouvements qui consistent principalement à projeter un adversaire au catch. Ces techniques de catch sont aussi appelées Power moves. Sommaire 1 Armbreaker 2 Atomic Drop 3 Back Body Drop …

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  • 19 DJ Screw — Background information Birth name Robert Earl Davis, Jr. Also known as The Originator …

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  • 20 Set screw — Set Set (s[e^]t), a. 1. Fixed in position; immovable; rigid; as, a set line; a set countenance. [1913 Webster] 2. Firm; unchanging; obstinate; as, set opinions or prejudices. [1913 Webster] 3. Regular; uniform; formal; as, a set discourse; a set… …

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