- 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.
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈskruː//; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈskruː//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they unscrew
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈskruː//; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈskruː//he / she / it unscrews
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈskruːz//; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈskruːz//past simple unscrewed
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈskruːd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈskruːd//past participle unscrewed
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈskruːd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈskruːd//-ing form unscrewing
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈskruːɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈskruːɪŋ//