SCRABBLE ® cheat


screw

Definitions by Oxford


[skruː], (Noun)

Definitions:
- 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.

- an act of turning a screw or other object having a thread.

- a prisoner's derogatory term for a warder
(e.g: she was frightened by the look of the screws)

- an act or instance of having sex.

- an amount of salary or wages
(e.g: he's offered me the job with a jolly good screw)

- a mean or miserly person.

- a worn-out horse.


Phrases:
- a turn of the screw
- have a screw loose
- have one's head screwed on
- put the screws on
- tighten the screw
- turn the screw

Origin:
late Middle English (as a noun): from Old French escroue ‘female screw, nut’, from Latin scrofa, literally ‘sow’, later ‘screw’. The early sense of the verb was ‘contort (the features), twist around’ (late 16th century)


[skruː], (Verb)

Definitions:
- fasten or tighten with a screw or screws
(e.g: screw the hinge to your new door)

- cheat or swindle (someone), especially by charging them too much for something
(e.g: the loss of advertising contracts will amount to more than the few quid that they're trying to screw us for)

- have sex with.

- impart spin or curl to (a ball or shot)
(e.g: Collins had a late chance to equalize but screwed his shot wide)


Phrases:
- a turn of the screw
- have a screw loose
- have one's head screwed on
- put the screws on
- tighten the screw
- turn the screw

Origin:







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