But for me and 170 million other customers who love Skype, the scary aspect is this: Microsoft will screw it up.
You give this stump speech—‘we are going to be with you through thick and thin’—and then we screw them.
You have to screw yourself into hours of intense concentration, hour after hour, month after month.
The Project Runway star and mother of six offers advice to aging women everywhere: screw the liposuction, buy a panty girdle.
We wanted to have that visceral sort of “screw you” moment of eye contact between Walt and Gus.
But, really, the noise of that screw makes it difficult to hear distinctly.
If the Islander had been within a mile of us we could have heard the clang of her screw.
The keel, which is 30 centimeters in width, contains the shaft of the screw.
The captain rang the gong to stop the screw, and then to back it.
The larv of some species are called "screw Worms" in America.
"cylinder of wood or metal with a spiral ridge round it; hole in which a screw turns," c.1400, from Middle French escroue "nut, cylindrical socket, screwhole," of uncertain etymology; not found in other Romanic languages. Perhaps via Gallo-Romance *scroba or West Germanic *scruva from Vulgar Latin scrobis "screw-head groove," in classical Latin "ditch, trench," also "vagina" (Diez, though OED finds this "phonologically impossible").
Kluge, Watkins and others trace it to Latin scrofa "breeding sow," perhaps based on the shape of a pig's penis (cf. Portuguese porca, Spanish perca "a female screw," from Latin porca "sow"). Latin scrofa is literally "digger, rooter," from PIE root *(s)ker- (1) "to cut" (see shear (v.)). A group of apparently cognate Germanic words (Middle Low German, Middle Dutch schruve, Dutch schroef, German Schraube, Swedish skrufva "screw") are said to be French loan-words.
Sense of "means of pressure or coercion" is from 1640s, probably in reference to instruments of torture (e.g. thumbscrews). Meaning "prison guard, warden" is 1812 in underworld slang, originally in reference to the key they carried (screw as slang for "key" attested from 1795). Slang meaning "an act of copulation" is recorded from 1929 (meaning "a prostitute" is attested from 1725). To have a screw loose "have a dangerous (usually mental) weakness" is recorded from 1810.
"to twist (something) like a screw," 1590s, from screw (n.). From 1610s as "to attach with a screw." Slang meaning "to copulate" dates from at least 1725, originally usually of the action of the male, on the notion of driving a screw into something. Meaning "defraud, cheat" is from 1900. First recorded 1949 in exclamations as a euphemism. Related: Screwed; screwing. To screw up "blunder" is recorded from 1942. Screwed up originally was figurative for "tuned to a high or precise pitch" (1907), an image from the pegs of stringed instruments. Meaning "confused, muddled" attested from 1943. Expression to have (one's) head screwed on the right (or wrong) way is from 1821.
[screw, ''strumpet, prostitute,'' is found by 1725]
A prison guard or warden; turnkey: a hardboiled screw
[1812+ Underworld; fr 1700s underworld, ''a skeleton key,'' then turnkey, the bearer of such a key]
To leave hastily; flee; scram: Now go on. Screw
[entry 1896+, variant 1908+; perhaps imitative of scram; perhaps semantically derived fr fuck off, ''leave, depart,'' by way of less taboo screw off]