Definition of unscrew
1 : to draw the screws from
2 : to loosen or withdraw by turning
: to become or admit of being unscrewed
Examples of unscrew in a Sentence
I unscrewed the jar lid.
You'll need to unscrew the cover before you remove it.
Recent Examples of unscrew from the Web
And coffee jars are probed to determine if arthritic hands can unscrew the lids.
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First Known Use of unscrew
UNSCREW Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of unscrew for Students
1 : to loosen or withdraw by turning Unscrew the light bulb.
2 : to remove the screws from
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