unscrew


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un·screw

 (ŭn-skro͞o′)
v. un·screwed, un·screw·ing, un·screws
v.tr.
1. To take out the screw or screws from.
2. To loosen, adjust, or remove by rotating.
v.intr.
To become or allow to become unscrewed.

unscrew

(ʌnˈskruː)
vb
1. (Building) (tr) to draw or remove a screw from (an object)
2. (tr) to loosen (a screw, lid, etc) by rotating continuously, usually in an anticlockwise direction
3. (intr) (esp of an engaged threaded part) to become loosened or separated: the lid wouldn't unscrew.

un•screw

(ʌnˈskru)

v.t.
1. to draw or loosen a screw from (a hinge, bracket, etc.).
2. to unfasten or withdraw by turning, as a screw or lid.
3. to open (a jar, bottle, etc.) by turning the lid or cover.
v.i.
4. to permit of being unscrewed.
[1595–1605]

unscrew


Past participle: unscrewed
Gerund: unscrewing

Imperative
unscrew
unscrew
Present
I unscrew
you unscrew
he/she/it unscrews
we unscrew
you unscrew
they unscrew
Preterite
I unscrewed
you unscrewed
he/she/it unscrewed
we unscrewed
you unscrewed
they unscrewed
Present Continuous
I am unscrewing
you are unscrewing
he/she/it is unscrewing
we are unscrewing
you are unscrewing
they are unscrewing
Present Perfect
I have unscrewed
you have unscrewed
he/she/it has unscrewed
we have unscrewed
you have unscrewed
they have unscrewed
Past Continuous
I was unscrewing
you were unscrewing
he/she/it was unscrewing
we were unscrewing
you were unscrewing
they were unscrewing
Past Perfect
I had unscrewed
you had unscrewed
he/she/it had unscrewed
we had unscrewed
you had unscrewed
they had unscrewed
Future
I will unscrew
you will unscrew
he/she/it will unscrew
we will unscrew
you will unscrew
they will unscrew
Future Perfect
I will have unscrewed
you will have unscrewed
he/she/it will have unscrewed
we will have unscrewed
you will have unscrewed
they will have unscrewed
Future Continuous
I will be unscrewing
you will be unscrewing
he/she/it will be unscrewing
we will be unscrewing
you will be unscrewing
they will be unscrewing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unscrewing
you have been unscrewing
he/she/it has been unscrewing
we have been unscrewing
you have been unscrewing
they have been unscrewing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unscrewing
you will have been unscrewing
he/she/it will have been unscrewing
we will have been unscrewing
you will have been unscrewing
they will have been unscrewing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unscrewing
you had been unscrewing
he/she/it had been unscrewing
we had been unscrewing
you had been unscrewing
they had been unscrewing
Conditional
I would unscrew
you would unscrew
he/she/it would unscrew
we would unscrew
you would unscrew
they would unscrew
Past Conditional
I would have unscrewed
you would have unscrewed
he/she/it would have unscrewed
we would have unscrewed
you would have unscrewed
they would have unscrewed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unscrew - loosen something by unscrewing itunscrew - loosen something by unscrewing it; "unscrew the outlet plate"
loosen, loose - make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope"
2.unscrew - loosen by turningunscrew - loosen by turning; "unscrew the bottle cap"
loosen, loose - make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope"
screw - tighten or fasten by means of screwing motions; "Screw the bottle cap on"
Translations
يَفُك اللولَبيَفُكُّ اللَوْلَب
odšroubovat
skrue af
ruuvata auki
odviti
skrúfa úr/af
ねじを緩める
나사를 빼다
atskrūvētnoskrūvēt
odskrutkovať
odviti
skruva loss
คลายเกลียว
sökmekvidalasını gevşetmek/sökmek
nới lỏng

unscrew

[ˈʌnˈskruː]
A. VTdestornillar; [+ lid] → desenroscar
B. VIdestornillarse; [lid] → desenroscar

unscrew

[ˌʌnˈskruː] vt
(= undo) [+ cap, top] → dévisser
She unscrewed the top of the bottle → Elle a dévissé le bouchon de la bouteille.
(= remove the screws from) [+ handle, sign, mirror] → dévisser

unscrew

vt (= loosen)losschrauben; plate, lid alsoabschrauben; to come unscrewedsich lösen
visich los- or abschrauben lassen; (= become loose)sich lösen

unscrew

[ʌnˈskruː]
1. vtsvitare
2. visvitarsi

unscrew

(anˈskruː) verb
to remove or loosen (something) by taking out screws, or with a twisting or screwing action. He unscrewed the cupboard door; Can you unscrew this lid?

unscrew

يَفُكُّ اللَوْلَب odšroubovat skrue af losschrauben ξεβιδώνω destornillar ruuvata auki dévisser odviti svitare ねじを緩める 나사를 빼다 losschroeven skru opp odkręcić desaparafusar, desparafusar откручивать skruva loss คลายเกลียว sökmek nới lỏng 旋松
References in classic literature ?
Here's the ship's navel, this doubloon here, and they are all on fire to unscrew it.
At last they got out the coffin and begun to unscrew the lid, and then such another crowding and shoulder- ing and shoving as there was, to scrouge in and get a sight, you never see; and in the dark, that way, it was awful.
He set there and took his own time to unscrew his heelplates and cut out his plugs and stick in the di'monds and screw on his plates again .
I ventured to unscrew one of my chairs, which were always fastened to the floor; and having made a hard shift to screw it down again, directly under the slipping-board that I had lately opened, I mounted on the chair, and putting my mouth as near as I could to the hole, I called for help in a loud voice, and in all the languages I understood.
And, as I leaned against the bedroom door, handle in hand, while Raffles stooped to unscrew the gimlet and withdraw the wedge, I hit upon the ideal port in the storm that was evidently about to burst on our devoted heads.
Unscrew his head to put the matches in; turn him heels up'ards for the light; and what a firebox for a gentleman's mantel-shelf, just as he stands
After it's done its work, why, all we have to do is to go down into the hold, unscrew the nut, and out drops the hook.
The only bars that Raffles allowed to beat him were the kind that are let into the stone outside; those fixed within are merely screwed to the woodwork, and you can unscrew as many as necessary if you take the trouble and have the time.
It proved sufficient to unscrew the bars at the bottom only, and then to wrench them to either side.
It was the thought of Billy, next morning, that led Saxon to go under the sink, unscrew the cap to the catchtrap, and rescue the five-dollar piece.
Meanwhile Phil has fallen to work at his usual table, where he screws and unscrews, and cleans, and files, and whistles into small apertures, and blackens himself more and more, and seems to do and undo everything that can be done and undone about a gun.
Why, yes; the lower bottom unscrews," said the Tin Woodman.