Definition for screwed (2 of 2)
- a little salt, sugar, tobacco, etc., carried in a twist of paper.
- Slang. a mean, old, or worn-out horse; a horse from which one can obtain no further service.
- Slang. a friend or employer from whom one can obtain no more money.
- Slang. a miser.
- an act of coitus.
- a person viewed as a sexual partner.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to waste time in foolish or frivolous activity: If you'd stop screwing around we could get this job done.
- Vulgar. to engage in promiscuous sex.
- to do nothing; loaf.
- to leave; go away.
- to ruin through bungling or stupidity: Somehow the engineers screwed up the entire construction project.
- to make a botch of something; blunder: Sorry, I guess I screwed up.
- to make confused, anxious, or neurotic: Losing your job can really screw you up.
Origin of screw
Related formsscrew·a·ble, adjectivescrew·er, nounscrew·less, adjectivescrew·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for screwed
The Democrats are screwed with these people, in these states.
Of course, the Republicans are screwed in a lot of places, too.
But make no mistake, the Heat are kind of screwed right now.
He has to get this right, or every time he makes a budget forecast or talks about tax percentages, he is going to be screwed.
And every time I had tried suicide in the previous year I had screwed it up.The First Modern School Shooter Feels Responsible for the Rest|Michael Daly|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The upper part of the stud is screwed, and carries the guard D and an hexagonal nut E. F is the india-rubber.An Introduction to Machine Drawing and Design|David Allan Low
For a few days past, I've been pretty certain about myself--and to-night I screwed it out of Barnett.Lady Merton, Colonist|Mrs. Humphry Ward
The coffin had been brought on shore; the body of Ready was put into it, and it was screwed down.Masterman Ready|Captain Frederick Marryat
The only place to hang clothing was the back of the door, into which hooks had been screwed.The Hills of Refuge|Will N. Harben
If I had been screwed last night, those fellows would have burnt the college down.Ravenshoe|Henry Kingsley
British Dictionary definitions for screwed (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for screwed (2 of 2)
- 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
- the motion resulting from this stroke
Derived Formsscrewer, nounscrewlike, adjective
Word Origin for screw
Idioms and Phrases with screwed
In addition to the idioms beginning with screw
- screw around
- screw loose
- screw someone out of
- screw up
- screw up one's courage
- screw you
- have a screw loose
- pluck (screw) up one's courage
- tighten the screws
- turn up the heat (put the screws on)