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.