screw up the/one's courage

Definition of screw up the/one's courage

  1. :  to make oneself brave enough to do something difficult I finally screwed up the courage to tell them that I was quitting.

Word by Word Definitions

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  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 (such as a vise) operated by a screw

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

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  1. :  mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty


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