Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
screw /skru:/
  • danh từ
    • ngựa ốm, ngựa hom hem kiệt sức
    • danh từ
      • đinh vít, đinh ốc
      • chân vịt (tàu thuỷ), cánh quạt (máy bay) ((cũng) screw propeller); tàu có chân vịt ((cũng) screw steamer)
      • sự siết con vít
        • give it another screw: siết thêm một ít nữa
      • người bủn xỉn, người keo cú; người bòn rút
      • (từ lóng) tiền lương
      • gói nhỏ (thuốc lá, chè...)
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) cai ngục
      • to have a screw loose
        • gàn dở
      • there is a screw loose: có cái gì không ổn
      • to put the screw on
        • gây sức ép
    • động từ
      • bắt vít, bắt vào bằng vít; vít chặt cửa
        • to screw someone up: vít chặt cửa không cho ai ra
      • siết vít, vặn vít, ky cóp
      • (+ out of) bòn rút, bóp nặn (tiền); ép cho được (sự đồng ý)
        • to screw the truth out of someone: bắt ép ai phải nói sự thật
      • cau (mặt), nheo (mắt), mím (môi)
        • to screw up one's eyes: nheo mắt
        • to screw up one's lips: mím môi
      • (từ lóng) lên dây cót
      • xoáy (vít)
        • to screw to the right: xoáy sang bên phải
      • to crew up one's courage
        • (xem) courage
    Concise Dictionary
    +someone who guards prisoners
    +a simple machine of the inclined-plane type consisting of a spirally threaded cylindrical rod that engages with a similarly threaded hole
    +a propeller with several angled blades that rotates to push against water or air
    +a fastener with a tapered threaded shank and a slotted head
    +slang for sexual intercourse
    +have sexual intercourse with
    +turn like a screw
    +cause to penetrate, as with a circular motion
    +tighten or fasten by means of screwing motions
    +defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 bolt, screw-bolt, machine screw, lag-bolt, lag-screw:
    This screw is too small to hold that door hinge.
    2 helix, spiral, corkscrew:
    The screw of a spiral staircase should not be too small for safety.
    3 sexual intercourse; sexual partner, Slang lay, Taboo Slang fuck:
    When arrested for kerb-crawling, he said that he was just looking for a screw
    4 put the screws on (someone). pressure, influence, force, constrain, press, oblige, require, demand, coerce, compel, apply pressure, bring pressure to bear (on); insist; Chiefly Brit pressurize, Colloq twist (someone's) arm, put the squeeze on (someone):
    I believe that someone put the screws on him to leave town.
    5 twist, turn, rotate:
    Screw the bolt in clockwise.
    6 Often, screw out of. defraud, cheat, swindle, gull, bilk, do out of, Slang take, clip, fleece:
    They screwed him by convincing him that the bonds were real. He was screwed out of all his savings
    7 screw up.
    (a) raise, increase, stretch, strain; summon, call up, call upon, tap, draw on or upon:
    I screwed up my courage to ask for a salary increase.
    (b) ruin, destroy, make a mess of, botch, bungle, muddle, mismanage, mishandle, Colloq make a hash of, Slang louse up, Brit make a muck-up of, US bollix up, Taboo Slang fuck up, Brit bugger up, ballocks or bollocks up, make a balls-up of:
    It is hard to see how they could have screwed up such a simple operation.
    (c) contort, twist, deform, warp:
    At the suggestion of cauliflower, Ambrose screwed up his face in displeasure.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 [C] a thin pointed piece of metal like a nail with a raised SPIRAL line (called a THREAD) along it and a line or cross cut into its head. Screws are turned and pressed into wood, metal, etc. with a SCREWDRIVER in order to fasten two things together: One of the screws is loose. + Now tighten all the screws.
    See also - CORKSCREW
    2 [C] an act of turning a screw
    3 [sing.] (!!!, slang) an act of having sex: He hadn't had a screw for weeks.
    4 [sing.] (!!!, slang) a partner in sex: a good screw
    5 [C] a PROPELLER on a ship, a motor boat or an aircraft: a twin-screw cruiser
    6 [C] (BrE, slang) a prison officer
    Idioms: have a screw loose to be slightly strange in your behaviour
    put the screws on (sb) to force sb to do sth by frightening and threatening them
    more at TURN n.
    + verb
    1 [VN +adv./prep.] to fasten one thing to another or make sth tight with a screw or screws: The bookcase is screwed to the wall. + You need to screw all the parts together. + Now screw down the lid.
    2 to twist sth around in order to fasten it in place: [VN, +adv./prep.] She screwed the cap back on the jar. + [VN-ADJ] Screw the bolt tight.
    3 [V] to be attached by screwing: The bulb should just screw into the socket. + The lid simply screws on.
    4 [VN] ~ sth up (into sth)
    ~ sth (up) into sth to squeeze sth, especially a piece of paper, into a tight ball: I screwed up the letter and threw it into the fire. + Screw the foil into a little ball.
    See also - SCREWED-UP
    5 [VN] ~ sb (for sth) (slang) to cheat sb, especially by making them pay too much money for sth: We've been screwed. + How much did they screw you for (= how much did you have to pay)?
    6 (!!!, slang) to have sex with sb: [V] a couple screwing in the back of a car + [VN] He accused me of screwing his wife.
    Idioms: screw him, you, that, etc. (!!!, slang) an offensive way of showing that you are annoyed or do not care about sb/sth
    screw up your courage to force yourself to be brave enough to do sth: I finally screwed up my courage and went to the dentist.
    more at HEAD n.
    Phrasal Verbs: screw around (!!!, slang) to have sex with a lot of different people
    screw sth from / out of sb to force sb to give you sth: They screwed the money out of her by threats.
    screw up (slang, especially AmE) to do sth badly or spoil sth: You really screwed up there!
    related noun SCREW-UP
    screw sb<->up (slang) to upset or confuse sb so much that they are not able to deal with problems in their life: Her father's death really screwed her up.
    See also - SCREWED-UP
    screw sth<->up
    1 to fasten sth with screws: to screw up a crate
    2 to fasten sth by turning it: I screwed up the jar and put it back on the shelf.
    Antonym: UNSCREW
    3 (slang) to do sth badly or spoil sth: Don't screw it up this time. + It was his life and if he screwed it up-too bad!
    screw your eyes / face<->up to tighten the muscles of your eyes or face because the light is too strong, you are in pain, etc: He took a sip of the medicine and screwed up his face.
    Collocation Dictionary


    masonry, wood


    fix, loosen, tighten, turn



    firmly, tightly | down, together
    Screw the drain cover down tightly.


    She screwed the lock into the door.
    | on/onto
    I screwed the lid back on the jar.
    | to
    The bed was screwed to the floor.


    screw sth in place/into position
    I screwed the curtain rail in place.

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