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Part of speech: Noun

A cylinder of metal or wood threaded in a forward- moving spiral on its external surface; also a hollow so threaded that such a cylinder fits and advances in it; anything containing or resembling such a device; as, a wood screw; a turn of, or as of, such a device; a means of propelling steamships, etc.

Part of speech: Verb

To press by, or fasten with, a spirally threaded cylinder moving in a similarly threaded hollow; twist; force; as, to screw one's courage to the sticking point; to turn, as with a screw; to twist or distort; to extort; with out, of, or from.

Part of speech: Verb

To turn with a motion like a screw.

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