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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


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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