Dictionary

unscrew

verb un·screw \-ˈskrü\

: to loosen and remove (something) by turning it

: to remove the screws from (something)

Full Definition of UNSCREW

transitive verb
1
:  to draw the screws from
2
:  to loosen or withdraw by turning
intransitive verb
:  to become or admit of being unscrewed

Examples of UNSCREW

  1. I unscrewed the jar lid.
  2. You'll need to unscrew the cover before you remove it.

First Known Use of UNSCREW

1605

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: unscriptedPrevious Word in the Dictionary: unscreenAll Words Near: unscrew
March 27, 2015
quiescent Hear it
Tranquilly at rest or causing no trouble
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears