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noun [countable] screw pronunciation in American English /skru/ 
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  1. 1
    a thin pointed piece of metal that is used for fastening one thing to another. It has a raised twisted part on it called a thread. You push and turn it with a screwdriver instead of hitting it with a hammer like a nail

    I took out the screws to get the door off.

    Two screws hold the blade in position.

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  2. 2
    [usually singular] impolite an act of having sex
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  3. 3
    mainly British informal a prison guard. This word is used especially by prisoners.
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