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

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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unscrew — index disengage Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unscrew — ► VERB ▪ unfasten by twisting …   English terms dictionary

  • unscrew — [unskro͞o′] vt. 1. to remove a screw or screws from 2. a) to remove, detach, or loosen by removing a screw or screws, or by turning b) to remove a threaded top, cover, etc. from (a jar, etc.) vi. to become unscrewed or admit of being unscrewed …   English World dictionary

  • unscrew — [[t]ʌ̱nskru͟ː[/t]] unscrews, unscrewing, unscrewed 1) V ERG If you unscrew something such as a lid, or if it unscrews, you keep turning it until you can remove it. [V n] She unscrewed the cap of her water bottle and gave him a drink... The base… …   English dictionary

  • 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

  • unscrew — verb Unscrew is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bolt, ↑bulb, ↑cap, ↑flask, ↑lid, ↑nut, ↑top …   Collocations 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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