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verb as in twist in

Strongest match

verb as in twist, contort

verb as in treat badly, take advantage

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The scariest part about this process isn’t the sharp tools or the tiny screws or the moths flying around your late-night construction scene—it’s making sure it all actually works.

A wall-mount screw kit is included for an easy and simple wall hanging construction.

Simply assemble the legs with a few screws and get working in minutes.

Crucially, the implied “turn of the screw” in James’s novel pivots around the question of whether the ghosts are real or not.

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There’s a removable base that screws on and off with a single flat-blade screw.

You want less concentration in banking—at least the type that will screw the little guy and imperil the economy?

The Internet cool kids are rallying against Taylor Swift after her bold screw-you to Spotify.

Then they sent me to psychologists and it was like “screw his head on straight.”

In all honesty she may be handling it better, in terms of not letting it affect her as a person or screw up her life.

The company bargained him down to $65 a screw—less than half of what they usually cost.

The powdered stone was removed from the hole by giving a screw form to the stem of the bit.

"I did n't fly off the handle," said the screw, twirling huskily at the end of the screw-shaft.

At the usual hour that night the employés of Stickle and Screw left work and took their several ways home ward.

The propeller to be worked by this novel engine was of course his long-idle screw.

An article in 'The Times' gives in strong contrast the relative value of screw and paddle-wheels as propellers.


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On this page you'll find 82 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to screw, such as: tighten, spiral, turn, twine, wind, and work.

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