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6 entries found for screw.
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Main Entry: 1screw
Pronunciation: primarystressskrü
Function: noun
1 a : a simple machine consisting of a solid cylinder with a winding groove around it and a correspondingly grooved hollow cylinder into which it fits b : a nail-shaped or rod-shaped metal piece with a winding groove used for fastening solid pieces together
2 a : something having the shape of a screw : SPIRAL b : the act of screwing tight : TWIST c : a screw-shaped device (as a corkscrew)
3 : PROPELLER
- screw·like /-secondarystresslimacrk/ adjective
- have a screw loose : to be mentally unbalanced <I must have a screw looose for agreeing to do this>

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