A simple machine, a helical inclined plane. (noun)
A (usually) metal fastener consisting of a shank partially or completely threaded shank, sometimes with a threaded point, and a head used to both hold the top material and to drive the screw either directly into a soft material or into a prepared hole. (noun)
A ship's propeller. (noun)
An Archimedes screw. (noun)
A prisonguard. (noun)
Sexual intercourse; the act of screwing. (noun)
A casual sexual partner. (noun)
Salary, wages. (noun)
To connect or assemble pieces using a screw. (verb)
To have sexual intercourse with. (verb)
To cheat someone or ruin their chances in a game or other situation. Sometimes used in the form "screw over". (verb)
To apply pressure on; to put the screws on. (verb)
To contort (verb)
To miskick (a ball) by hitting it with the wrong part of the foot. (verb)
To screw back. (verb)
Examples of word screw
Bureau chief Small chided me for using the word screw on the air, which had elicited complaints from the Bible Belt.
BTW, for those of you who have noticed that I use the term screw up often when discussing Obama's policies, if you look at election history the incumbent party only loses when the voters perceive they have screwed up.
The fixing of the screw is the end result of intelligent guidance coupled with the use of the appropriate enabling tools.
One dramatic consequence of this steady tightening of the screw is the increasing difficulties encountered by Iran Air, the state airline, in refuelling its planes in Europe.
I shouldn't say police scandal, because -- we don't believe the government of Germany is culpable for what we call a screw-up.