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screw something (on) (to something)

to attach something to something by the use of screws or other threaded fasteners. Screw the bracket onto the wall, will you? Screw on the bracket to the wall.

screw

1. tv. & in. to copulate [with] someone. (Very old. Usually objectionable.) The sailor wanted to screw somebody bad.
2. tv. & in. to cheat or deceive someone. You can count on somebody screwing you at a traveling carnival.
3. n. an act of copulation. (Usually objectionable.) The sailor said he needed a good screw.
4. n. a person with whom one can copulate. (Usually objectionable.) His teeth are crooked and his hands are callused, but he’s a good screw.
5. n. a jailer. (Very old. Underworld.) See if you can get the screw’s attention.
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They couldn't do anything with it, because he had those nuts and screws and the wrench and other tools.
The Germans would certainly miss and hunt about for the tools and nuts and screws he carried in his pockets; that was clear.
He had taken screws out and put them in again; he had unfastened von Heumann's ventilator and had left it fast as he had found it--fast as he instantly proceeded to make his own.
Pumblechook began again when he had recovered; folding his arms tight on his chest and applying the screw.
Last came the screw guns, and Billy the mule carried himself as though he commanded all the troops, and his harness was oiled and polished till it winked.
The words were hardly out of the king's mouth when the Indian turned a screw placed in the horse's neck, close to the saddle, and the animal bounded like lightning up into the air, and was soon beyond the sight even of the sharpest eyes.
The Indian, who had overheard the king's speech, thought that he saw in it signs of yielding to his proposal, so he joyfully agreed to the monarch's wishes, and came forward to help the prince to mount the horse, and show him how to guide it: but, before he had finished, the young man turned the screw, and was soon out of sight.
The Abraham Lincoln, propelled by her wonderful screw, went straight at the animal.
The fires were increased, the screw revolved forty-three times a minute, and the steam poured out of the valves.
Monck Mason (whose voyage from Dover to Weilburg in the balloon, "Nassau," occasioned so much excitement in 1837,) conceived the idea of employing the principle of the Archimedean screw for the purpose of propulsion through the air - rightly attributing the failure of Mr.
Now, look here; you screw up your lips too harshly.
She was a screw propeller of eight hundred tons, a fast sailer, and the very vessel that had been sent out to the polar regions, to revictual the last expedition of Sir James Ross.
He beheld her, again, stripped by the savage hands of the torturers, allowing them to bare and to enclose in the boot with its iron screw, her tiny foot, her delicate rounded leg, her white and supple knee.
Young File was the workman-like footman; Old File was his father; Mill and Screw were the two sinister artisans.
It was in vain for Mr Flintwinch to try another screw at him.