unscrew

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verb un·screw \ˌən-ˈskrü\

Definition of unscrew

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to draw the screws from

  3. 2 :  to loosen or withdraw by turning

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become or admit of being unscrewed

Examples of unscrew in a Sentence

  1. I unscrewed the jar lid.

  2. You'll need to unscrew the cover before you remove it.

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First Known Use of unscrew

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UNSCREW Defined for English Language Learners

unscrew

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Definition of unscrew for English Language Learners

  • : to loosen and remove (something) by turning it

  • : to remove the screws from (something)


UNSCREW Defined for Kids

unscrew

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verb un·screw \ˌən-ˈskrü\

Definition of unscrew for Students

unscrewed

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unscrewing

  1. 1 :  to loosen or withdraw by turning Unscrew the light bulb.

  2. 2 :  to remove the screws from



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