Meaning of SCREW in English

SCREW

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Allen screw

pluck up/screw up the courage to do sth (= try to find it )

He was trying to pluck up the courage to end their relationship.

screw top

screwed up

screw/squeeze your eyes shut (= shut your eyes tight )

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

tighten the screws (on sb)

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

You just need to tighten these two screws here.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A good waterproof adhesive should be used in addition to fixing screws.

Some one in Bullfinch had removed all the screws from the seats of the scoop chairs in the solarium.

The screw was only allowed to be effective where nothing could possibly be effected by its application.

The drive must be held in position until a screw fixing can be made.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

courage

But Janice's fear was so great she struggled through two more migraines before screwing up enough courage to try the injection.

Amy had screwed up her courage for this.

I eventually screwed up the courage to write to Richardson, pretending to be a drama student wanting advice.

Opposition politicians are screwing up their courage .

face

Suddenly, Boz sprang to his feet and strode towards the group outside the caravan, his face screwed up in fury.

When its face screwed up with laughter it looked very old.

head

Cloughie probably gets closest to it - not he himself but the No. 9 seems to have his head screwed on.

She seemed to have her head screwed on right, even if she was a girl.

But the West would be well advised to keep its head firmly screwed on.

She's got her head screwed on, I can't deny that, but she's complicated ... in herself.

lid

She screwed the lid back on to the bottle and replaced it back in the cabinet.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

have your head screwed on (straight/right)

Cloughie probably gets closest to it - not he himself but the No. 9 seems to have his head screwed on.

She seemed to have her head screwed on right, even if she was a girl.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Lynn screwed her eyes shut and blew as hard as she could.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

The sides were screwed to the head and foot ends and the lid spanned the sides.

When nailing or screwing down carpet gripper strips, be careful to avoid piercing any water pipes or electricity cables.

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