- 1[transitive, intransitive] unscrew (something) to undo something by twisting or turning it; to become undone in this way I can't unscrew the lid of this jar.
- 2[transitive] unscrew something to take the screws out of something You'll have to unscrew the handles to paint the door.
NAmE//ʌnˈskru//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they unscrew
he / she / it unscrews
past simple unscrewed
-ing form unscrewing