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screw top


1    a lid with a threaded rim that is turned on the corresponding thread on the neck of a bottle or container to close it securely  
2    a bottle or container having such a lid  
  screw-top, screw-topped      adj  
Dictionnaire anglais Collins English definition-Thesaurus  
1    a device used for fastening materials together, consisting of a threaded and usually tapered shank that has a slotted head by which it may be rotated so as to cut its own thread as it bores through the material  
2    Also called  
screw-bolt   a threaded cylindrical rod that engages with a similarly threaded cylindrical hole; bolt  
3    a thread in a cylindrical hole corresponding with that on the bolt or screw with which it is designed to engage  
4    anything resembling a screw in shape or spiral form  
5    a twisting movement of or resembling that of a screw  
6      (Also called)    screw-back     (Billiards, snooker, etc.)  
a    a stroke in which the cue ball recoils or moves backward after striking the object ball, made by striking the cue ball below its centre  
b    the motion resulting from this stroke  
7       another name for       propeller       1  
8    Slang   a prison guard  
9      (Brit)  
slang   salary, wages, or earnings  
10      (Brit)   a small amount of salt, tobacco, etc., in a twist of paper  
11    Slang   a person who is mean with money  
12    Slang   an old, unsound, or worthless horse  
13    often pl  
Slang   force or compulsion (esp. in the phrase put the screws on)  
14    Taboo slang   sexual intercourse  
15    have a screw loose  
Informal   to be insane  
16    turn or tighten the screw  
Slang   to increase the pressure  
17    tr   to rotate (a screw or bolt) so as to drive it into or draw it out of a material  
18    tr   to cut a screw thread in (a rod or hole) with a tap or die or on a lathe  
19    to turn or cause to turn in the manner of a screw  
20    tr   to attach or fasten with a screw or screws  
21    tr  
Informal   to take advantage of; cheat  
22    tr; often foll by: up   to distort or contort  
he screwed his face into a scowl     
23      (Also)    screw back   to impart a screw to (a ball)  
24    tr, often foll by: from or out of   to coerce or force out of; extort  
25    Taboo slang   to have sexual intercourse (with)  
26    tr  
Slang   to burgle  
27    have one's head screwed on (the right way)  
Informal   to be wise or sensible,   (See also)        screw up  
     (C15: from French escroe, from Medieval Latin scrofa screw, from Latin: sow, presumably because the thread of the screw is like the spiral of the sow's tail)  
  screwer      n  
  screwlike      adj  

acme screw thread  
      n   a type of screw thread having inclined flat flanks and a flat top and bottom: used in machine tools  
Archimedes' screw   , Archimedean screw  
      n   an ancient type of water-lifting device making use of a spiral passage in an inclined cylinder. The water is raised when the spiral is rotated  
British Association screw thread  
      n     (Engineering)   a system of screw sizes designated from 0 to 25. Now superseded by standard metric sizes,   (Abbrev)    BA  
cap screw  
      n   a screwed bolt with a cylindrical head having a hexagonal recess. The bolt is turned using a wrench of hexagonal cross section  
coach screw  
      n   a large screw with a square head used in timber work in buildings, etc.  
grub screw  
      n   a small headless screw having a slot cut for a screwdriver or a socket for a hexagon key and used to secure a sliding component in a determined position  
ice screw  
      n     (Mountaineering)   a screwed tubular or solid steel rod with a ring at one end for inserting into ice as an anchor point  
international screw thread  
      n     (Engineering)   a metric system for screw threads relating the pitch to the diameter  
interrupted screw  
      n   a screw with a slot or slots cut into the thread, esp. one used in the breech of some guns permitting both engagement and release of the block by a partial turn of the screw  
lag screw  
      n   a woodscrew with a square head  
     (from lag3; the screw was originally used to fasten barrel staves)  
lead screw  
      n   a threaded rod that drives the tool carriage in a lathe when screw cutting, etc.  
levelling screw  
      n   a screw, often one of three, for adjusting the level of an apparatus  
lug screw  
      n   a small screw without a head  
machine screw  
      n   a fastening screw with a machine-cut thread throughout the length of its shank  
micrometer screw  
      n   a screw with a fine thread of definite pitch, such as that of a micrometer gauge  
Phillips screw  
      n   Trademark   a screw having a cruciform slot into which a screwdriver with a cruciform point (Phillips screwdriver (Trademark)) fits  
screw conveyor  
      n     (Engineering)   a duct along which material is conveyed by the rotational action of a spiral vane which lies along the length of the duct,   (Also called)    worm conveyor  
screw eye  
      n   a wood screw with its shank bent into a ring  
screw jack  
      n   a lifting device utilizing the mechanical advantage of a screw thread, the effort being applied through a bevel drive,   (Also called)    jackscrew, jack  
screw pile  
      n   a pile with a threaded tip that is screwed into the ground by a winch or capstan  
screw pine  
      n   any of various pandanaceous plants of the Old World tropical genus Pandanus, having a spiral mass of pineapple-like leaves and heavy conelike fruits  
screw plate  
      n   a steel plate with threaded holes used for making male screws  
screw propeller  
      n   an early form of ship's propeller in which an Archimedes' screw is used to produce thrust by accelerating a flow of water  
  screw-propelled      adj  
screw tap  
      n      another name for       tap   2       6  
screw thread  
      n   the helical ridge on a screw formed by a die or lathe tool  
screw top  
1    a lid with a threaded rim that is turned on the corresponding thread on the neck of a bottle or container to close it securely  
2    a bottle or container having such a lid  
  screw-top, screw-topped      adj  
screw up  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to twist out of shape or distort  
2    to summon up or call upon  
to screw up one's courage     
3    also intr  
Informal   to mishandle or make a mess (of)  
4    often passive  
Informal   to cause to become very anxious, confused, or nervous  
he is really screwed up about his exams     
Sellers screw thread  
      n   a thread form in a system of standard sizes proposed by Sellers in 1884 and later accepted as standard in the U.S.A., having a 60° flank angle with a flat top and foot  
     (named after William Sellers (1824--1905), US engineer)  
      adj   (of a vessel) having two propellers  
unified screw thread  
      n   a screw thread system introduced for defence equipment (1939--44), in which the thread form and pitch were a compromise between British Standard Whitworth and American Standard Sellers: adopted by the International Standards Organization  
Whitworth screw thread  
      n   a thread form and system of standard sizes, proposed by Whitworth in 1841 and adopted as standard in the U.K., having a flank angle of 55° and a rounded top and foot  
     (named after Sir Joseph Whitworth (1803--87), English engineer)  

Dictionnaire anglais Collins English definition-Thesaurus  




1    tighten, turn, twist, work in  
2    contort, contract, crumple, distort, pucker, wrinkle  
3      (informal)   bring pressure to bear on, coerce, constrain, force, hold a knife to (someone's) throat, oppress, pressurize, put the screws on     (informal)   squeeze  
4      (informal,, often with)      out of   bleed, extort, extract, wrest, wring  

screw up  
1    contort, contract, crumple, distort, knit, knot, pucker, wrinkle  
2      (informal)   bitch (up)     (slang)   bodge     (informal)   botch, bungle, cock up     (Brit. slang)   flub     (U.S. slang)   fuck up     (offensive taboo slang)   louse up     (slang)   make a hash of     (informal)   make a mess or muck-up of     (slang)   make a nonsense of, mess up, mishandle, mismanage, queer     (informal)   spoil  

Dictionnaire anglais Collins English synonyme-Thesaurus  

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go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
You say 'top that!' when you have achieved something and you want to challenge other people to do better
I know four celebrities - top that!
informal term used to describe the flab in the abdominal area rolling over tight clothes
from the resemblance with a muffin whose top exceeds the margins of the paper it is baked in
maximum; no more (or later) than; at the most
E.g.: You have to be back at 11 o'clock tops; The show lasted one hour tops
something that is top-down comes from the top of a hierarchy and is passed down to the lower ranking members
When economic outlook remains uncertain, top management complains about the parsimony of expense reimbursements. Shareholders will not look kindly to executives flying helicopters or first-class international flights unrestrained.
right granted to a general assembly to give an opinion on the salaries and bonuses of top managers
an urban photography trend consisting in taking the pics from the top (and usually the edge) of high buildings
something or someone that is regarded as outstanding, extremely good ; the best ; the cream ; the quintessence ; the jewel ; the top ; the bee's knees ; the cat's pyjamas
[UK];[Slang] Refers to the dog's habit of licking its testicles. By extension (and not without humor) the latter probably taste good! Ex: Among their albums,"master of puppets" is likely the dog's bullocks!
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