corkscrew


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cork·screw

 (kôrk′skro͞o′)
n.
1. A device for drawing corks from bottles, consisting of a pointed metal spiral attached to a handle.
2. Sports A swimming stroke with a flutter kick in which one alternates between overarm strokes taken while face down and overarm strokes taken while on one's back. Corkscrew is usually used as a training drill.
adj.
Spiral in shape.
intr. & tr.v. cork·screwed, cork·screw·ing, cork·screws
To move or cause to move in a spiral or winding course.

corkscrew

(ˈkɔːkˌskruː)
n
1. (Tools) a device for drawing corks from bottles, typically consisting of a pointed metal spiral attached to a handle or screw mechanism
2. (Boxing) boxing slang a blow that ends with a twist of the fist, esp one intended to cut the opponent
3. (modifier) resembling a corkscrew in shape
vb
to move or cause to move in a spiral or zigzag course

cork•screw

(ˈkɔrkˌskru)

n.
1. an instrument typically consisting of a metal spiral with a sharp point at one end and a transverse handle at the other, used for drawing corks from bottles.
adj.
2. resembling a corkscrew; helical; spiral.
v.t., v.i.
3. to move in a spiral or zigzag course.
[1805–15]

corkscrew


Past participle: corkscrewed
Gerund: corkscrewing

Imperative
corkscrew
corkscrew
Present
I corkscrew
you corkscrew
he/she/it corkscrews
we corkscrew
you corkscrew
they corkscrew
Preterite
I corkscrewed
you corkscrewed
he/she/it corkscrewed
we corkscrewed
you corkscrewed
they corkscrewed
Present Continuous
I am corkscrewing
you are corkscrewing
he/she/it is corkscrewing
we are corkscrewing
you are corkscrewing
they are corkscrewing
Present Perfect
I have corkscrewed
you have corkscrewed
he/she/it has corkscrewed
we have corkscrewed
you have corkscrewed
they have corkscrewed
Past Continuous
I was corkscrewing
you were corkscrewing
he/she/it was corkscrewing
we were corkscrewing
you were corkscrewing
they were corkscrewing
Past Perfect
I had corkscrewed
you had corkscrewed
he/she/it had corkscrewed
we had corkscrewed
you had corkscrewed
they had corkscrewed
Future
I will corkscrew
you will corkscrew
he/she/it will corkscrew
we will corkscrew
you will corkscrew
they will corkscrew
Future Perfect
I will have corkscrewed
you will have corkscrewed
he/she/it will have corkscrewed
we will have corkscrewed
you will have corkscrewed
they will have corkscrewed
Future Continuous
I will be corkscrewing
you will be corkscrewing
he/she/it will be corkscrewing
we will be corkscrewing
you will be corkscrewing
they will be corkscrewing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been corkscrewing
you have been corkscrewing
he/she/it has been corkscrewing
we have been corkscrewing
you have been corkscrewing
they have been corkscrewing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been corkscrewing
you will have been corkscrewing
he/she/it will have been corkscrewing
we will have been corkscrewing
you will have been corkscrewing
they will have been corkscrewing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been corkscrewing
you had been corkscrewing
he/she/it had been corkscrewing
we had been corkscrewing
you had been corkscrewing
they had been corkscrewing
Conditional
I would corkscrew
you would corkscrew
he/she/it would corkscrew
we would corkscrew
you would corkscrew
they would corkscrew
Past Conditional
I would have corkscrewed
you would have corkscrewed
he/she/it would have corkscrewed
we would have corkscrewed
you would have corkscrewed
they would have corkscrewed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corkscrew - a bottle opener that pulls corkscorkscrew - a bottle opener that pulls corks  
bottle opener - an opener for removing caps or corks from bottles
Verb1.corkscrew - move in a spiral or zigzag course
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

corkscrew

verb
To move or proceed on a repeatedly curving course:
Translations
بَرِيـمَةٌ لِفَتْحِ الزُّجَاجَاتمِفتاح القناني، برّيمـه، مِبْـرَم
vývrtka
proptrækker
korkkiruuvi
vadičep
dugóhúzó
tappatogari
コルク栓抜き
코르크 마개뽑이
vývrtka
odčepnik
korkskruv
สว่านเปิดจุกขวด
cái mở nút chai

corkscrew

[ˈkɔːkskruː]
A. Nsacacorchos m inv
B. ADJen espiral
C. VIsubir en espiral

corkscrew

[ˈkɔːrkskruː] ntire-bouchon m

corkscrew

[ˈkɔːkˌskruː] ncavatappi m inv

cork

(koːk) noun
1. the outer bark of the cork tree (an oak of South Europe, North Africa etc). Cork floats well; (also adjective) cork floor-tiles.
2. a stopper for a bottle etc made of cork. Put the cork back in the wine-bottle.
verb
to put a cork or stopper in. He corked the bottle.
ˈcorkscrew noun
a tool with a screw-like spike, used for drawing corks from bottles.

corkscrew

بَرِيـمَةٌ لِفَتْحِ الزُّجَاجَات vývrtka proptrækker Korkenzieher τιρμπουσόν sacacorchos korkkiruuvi tire-bouchon vadičep cavatappi コルク栓抜き 코르크 마개뽑이 kurkentrekker korketrekker korkociąg saca-rolhas штопор korkskruv สว่านเปิดจุกขวด tirbuşon cái mở nút chai 开塞钻
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Very well," said the corkscrew, sadly; "I see I haven't any pull at this court.
Smee had pleasant names for everything, and his cutlass was Johnny Corkscrew, because he wiggled it in the wound.
I went on, by passing the wine faster and faster yet, and continually starting up with a corkscrew to open more wine, long before any was needed.
And the poor lady, so small in her black satin, shrivelled up and sallow, with her funny corkscrew curls, took the little boy on her lap and put her arms around him and wept as though her heart would break.
Crackit (for he it was) had no very great quantity of hair, either upon his head or face; but what he had, was of a reddish dye, and tortured into long corkscrew curls, through which he occasionally thrust some very dirty fingers, ornamented with large common rings.
Satisfied that it had not been tampered with, he slowly took from his breastpocket a rusty clasp- knife, and, with a corkscrew in the handle, opened the wine.
They also spoke of the romantic nature of the road over the pass, and how in one place it had been cut through a flank of the solid rock, in such a way that the mountain overhung the tourist as he passed by; and they furthermore said that the sharp turns in the road and the abruptness of the descent would afford us a thrilling experience, for we should go down in a flying gallop and seem to be spinning around the rings of a whirlwind, like a drop of whiskey descending the spirals of a corkscrew.
He must be very fond of her, for he gives her one day his chiefest treasure, to wit, a huge pocket-knife with four rusty blades and a corkscrew, which latter has a knack of working itself out in some mysterious manner and sticking into its owner's leg.
The streets generally are four or five to eight feet wide and as crooked as a corkscrew.
form of the rude corkscrew of the period, and when it stood alone
Tom partly uncovered a dismal caricature of a house with two gable ends to it and a corkscrew of smoke issuing from the chimney.
Presently the honoured parent appeared to be adjusting some instrument like a great corkscrew.