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 History of this Word

"screw" is from "escroue" (hole that a screw turns in), spoken in France during 1000-1400 A.D.
which was from "scrofa" (sow, threads of a screw look like the curl of a sow's tail), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

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grammar is verb

"screw" is a type of insert, turn

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Meaning 2


A rotating motion. An object is rotated into or out of something. Done by a person or a machine. Can be rotated to the right or to the left.

Examples of how the word is used

screw illustration The box consist of two parts that can be screwed together.
screw illustration This example did not appear to screw apart like the other one.