unscrew

verb un·screw \ ˌən-ˈskrü \
Updated on: 6 Apr 2018

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

  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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in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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UNSCREW Defined for English Language Learners

unscrew

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

verb un·screw \ ˌən-ˈskrü \

Definition of unscrew for Students

unscrewed; unscrewing
1 : to loosen or withdraw by turning
  • Unscrew the light bulb.
2 : to remove the screws from


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