screw

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Noun[change]

Singular
screw

Plural
screws

Some screws and a coin
  1. A screw is a small metal thing for holding pieces of wood together. You turn it to move it in or out of the wood.
    I need some screws to hold the shelf to the wall.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
screw

Third-person singular
screws

Past tense
screwed

Past participle
screwed

Present participle
screwing

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  1. If you screw in a screw, you put it into a piece of wood by turning it.
    I screwed the hinge into the door.
  2. (slang) If you say, "screw this", you decide not to do it because you are frustrated.
    Screw this, I will just sit here and do nothing all day.
  3. (informal) If you are screwed, you are in trouble.
    The teacher caught me when I tried to sneak out of the door. I am screwed.

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