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Definition of unscrew verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    unscrew

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ʌnˈskru//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they unscrew
     
    he / she / it unscrews
     
    past simple unscrewed
     
    -ing form unscrewing
     
     
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  1. 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. 2[transitive] unscrew something to take the screws out of something You'll have to unscrew the handles to paint the door.
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