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corkscrew

adjective

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turning around an axis like the thread of a screw
  • an angelic child with beautiful corkscrew curls

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corkscrew

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of corkscrew (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to draw out by force or with effort
  • practically every word had to be corkscrewed out of the tight-lipped witness

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2 to follow a circular or spiral course
  • the trail corkscrews through dense woods to the top of the steep hill

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The first known use of corkscrew was in 1698

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“Corkscrew.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/corkscrew. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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