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verb (used with object)
to draw or loosen a
from (a hinge, bracket, etc.).
to unfasten or withdraw by turning, as a
to open (a jar, bottle, etc.) by turning the lid or cover.
verb (used without object)
to permit of being unscrewed.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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the valve from the scuba tank with a wrench.
it with a coin and you can replace with a bigger grip, or none at all.
Position a catch tub under the oil pan and
the drain plug.
a light bulb that uses a lot of electricity and replace it with one that uses much less.
And don't be too cheap to
the water bottles in your room.
When you are done,
the syringe and put it in your sharps container.
Owners of the recalled cribs, are urged to
the four corner posts immediately.
the light bulb right after turning off the lamp as the bulb may be hot and can burn you.
Raccoons have learned how to work toggles and zippers, and can
Imagine that you are trying to
the top of a jelly jar.
British Dictionary definitions for
) to draw or remove a screw from (an object)
) to loosen (a screw, lid, etc) by rotating continuously, usually in an anticlockwise direction
) (esp of an engaged threaded part) to become loosened or separated
the lid wouldn't unscrew
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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