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English noun: screw

1. screw (person) someone who guards prisoners


Synonymsgaoler, jailer, jailor, prison guard, turnkey


Broader (hypernym)keeper, law officer, lawman, peace officer

2. screw (artifact) a simple machine of the inclined-plane type consisting of a spirally threaded cylindrical rod that engages with a similarly threaded hole


Broader (hypernym)inclined plane

3. screw (artifact) a propeller with several angled blades that rotates to push against water or air


Synonymsscrew propeller


Broader (hypernym)propeller, propellor


Part meronymoutboard, outboard motor, ship

4. screw (artifact) a fastener with a tapered threaded shank and a slotted head


Broader (hypernym)fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast


Narrower (hyponym)Allen screw, bolt, cap screw, machine screw, metal screw, Phillips screw, setscrew, setscrew, thumbscrew, woodscrew, worm


Part holonymhead, screw thread, thread

5. screw (act) slang for sexual intercourse


Synonymsass, fuck, fucking, nookie, nooky, piece of ass, piece of tail, roll in the hay, screwing, shag, shtup


Broader (hypernym)carnal knowledge, coition, coitus, congress, copulation, intercourse, relation, sex act, sexual congress, sexual intercourse, sexual relation


Domain usageargot, cant, dirty word, filth, jargon, lingo, obscenity, patois, slang, smut, vernacular, vulgarism


English verb: screw

1. screw (contact) have sexual intercourse with


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


ExamplesSam and Sue screw, Sam cannot screw Sue


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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)copulate, couple, mate, pair


Narrower (hyponym)fornicate, have, take


Verb groupmake out, neck

2. screw (contact) turn like a screw


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)go around, revolve, rotate


Narrower (hyponym)screw up

3. screw (contact) cause to penetrate, as with a circular motion


SamplesDrive in screws or bolts.


Synonymsdrive in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)go around, revolve, rotate

4. screw (contact) tighten or fasten by means of screwing motions


SamplesScrew the bottle cap on.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fasten, tighten


Antonymsunscrew

5. screw (competition) defeat someone through trickery or deceit


Synonymscheat, chicane, chouse, jockey, shaft


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish









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