a device for applying pressure by the turning of a threaded shaft.
noun 1. a rotary propelling device, as for a ship or airplane, consisting of a number of blades that radiate from a central hub and are so inclined to the plane of rotation as to tend to drive a helical path through the substance in which they rotate. screw propeller noun 1. an early form […]
noun 1. a metal fastener having a tapered shank with a helical thread, and topped with a slotted head, driven into wood or the like by rotating, especially by means of a screwdriver. 2. a threaded cylindrical pin or rod with a head at one end, engaging a threaded hole and used either as a […]
- Screw someone out of
Cheat, deceive, or defraud someone, as in They screwed me out of my overtime pay again. It is often rendered in the passive, be or get screwed, meaning “be cheated, deceived, or defrauded.” For example, We’re getting screwed by this new income tax regulation. [ ; c. 1900 ]
- Screw someone over
screw someone over