unscrew


un·screw

verb \-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

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