Definitions for unscrewʌnˈskru

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  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.

  4. (v.i.)to permit of being unscrewed.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unscrew(verb)

    loosen something by unscrewing it

    "unscrew the outlet plate"

  2. unscrew(verb)

    loosen by turning

    "unscrew the bottle cap"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. unscrew(verb)ʌnˈskru

    to turn sth until it comes out or off

    He unscrewed the lid of the jar.; to unscrew a screw


  1. unscrew(Verb)

    To loosen a thing by turning it.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unscrew(verb)

    to draw the screws from; to loose from screws; to loosen or withdraw (anything, as a screw) by turning it

Translations for unscrew

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


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?

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