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have a screw loose

Definition of have a screw loose

informal

  1. :  to be crazy <He acts like he has a screw loose.>



Word by Word Definitions

screwplay
  1. :  a simple machine of the inclined plane type consisting of a spirally grooved solid cylinder and a correspondingly grooved hollow cylinder into which it fits

    :  a nail-shaped or rod-shaped piece with a spiral groove and a slotted or recessed head designed to be inserted into material by rotating (as with a screwdriver) and used for fastening pieces of solid material together

    :  a screwlike form :  spiral

  1. :  to attach, fasten, or close by means of a screw

    :  to unite or separate by means of a screw or a twisting motion

    :  to press tightly in a device (as a vise) operated by a screw

looseplay
  1. :  not rigidly fastened or securely attached

    :  having worked partly free from attachments

    :  having relative freedom of movement

  1. :  to let loose (see 1loose):  release

    :  to free from restraint

    :  to make loose :  untie

  1. :  in a loose manner (see 1loose):  loosely


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