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corkscrew

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of corkscrew

  1. turning around an axis like the thread of a screw <an angelic child with beautiful corkscrew curls> Synonyms coiling, spiral, helical, involute, screwlike, windingRelated Words circular; curling, curving, swirly, twistingNear Antonyms lineal, linear, right, straight




corkscrew

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of corkscrew

  1. 1 to draw out by force or with effort <practically every word had to be corkscrewed out of the tight-lipped witness> Synonyms extract, prize, pry, pull, root (out), tear (out), uproot, wrest, wring, yankRelated Words mine, pluck, remove, take (out), withdrawNear Antonyms implant, insert, install, instill; cram, jam, ram, stuff, wedge

  2. 2 to follow a circular or spiral course <the trail corkscrews through dense woods to the top of the steep hill> Synonyms coil, wind, curl, entwine, spiral, twine, twistRelated Words arc, arch, bend, crook, curve, hook, sweep, swerve, turn, veer, wheel; swirl, whirl; circle, encircle, loop; enlace, interlace, intertwine, lace; bow, bulge; meander, weave, zigzagNear Antonyms straighten




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