Unscrew Un*screw", v. t. [1st pref. un- + screw.] To draw the screws from; to loose from screws; to loosen or withdraw (anything, as a screw) by turning it. [1913 Webster]

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  • unscrew — UK [ʌnˈskruː] / US [ʌnˈskru] verb [transitive] Word forms unscrew : present tense I/you/we/they unscrew he/she/it unscrews present participle unscrewing past tense unscrewed past participle unscrewed 1) to open something by twisting its lid or… …   English dictionary

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  • unscrew — Date: 1605 transitive verb 1. to draw the screws from 2. to loosen or withdraw by turning intransitive verb to become or admit of being unscrewed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unscrew — /un skrooh /, v.t. 1. to draw or loosen a screw from (a hinge, bracket, etc.). 2. to unfasten or withdraw by turning, as a screw or lid. 3. to open (a jar, bottle, etc.) by turning the lid or cover. v.i. 4. to permit of being unscrewed. [1595… …   Universalium

  • unscrew — verb To loosen a thing by turning it …   Wiktionary

  • unscrew — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. unstopper, screw out, screw off, unfasten, take out, extract, unhitch, untwist …   English dictionary for students

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