screw down


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screw down

To affix or secure something to some surface with screws. A noun or pronoun can be used between "screw" and "down." The desk kept sliding all around the room, so I finally just screwed it down to the floor. Make sure you screw down the control panel really securely—we can't afford to let any moisture get in there.
See also: down, screw

screw something down

to secure something to the floor or a base by the use of screws. You had better screw these seats down or someone will knock them over. Please screw down the shelf.
See also: down, screw
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Locking clips and screw down configuration for the socket are optional.
It had to match to 303 stainless steel thread's coefficient and could not contain glass or carbon reinforcement, which would grind the screw down over time.
This is a case of trespassing on a metaphor, an attempt to screw down divine realities into manageable formulas.
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This high-capacity rotating mixer unit can mix 50X 0.5 mL and 48 X 1.5 mL centrifuge tubes with snap-on caps or screw down caps in an end-over-end motion at speeds varying from 4 to 40 rpm.
It deploys what it describes as "SWAT" teams of software engineers on projects to minimize errors and screw down customer costs.
Slide this plate onto the 2 by 3 and screw down through top moulding strip to secure it.
If you can't get under the stairs, you will either have to fix angle brackets to the tread and riser or screw down through the tread into the riser (at the nose of the tread).
Drill a small clearance hole into the plywood to prevent it from splitting when you screw down your hinges.
Trap one is the perfect slot for him and, after securing a nice pitch rounding the opening turns, Bonville Stan turned the screw down the far side.
Then screw down the board to the top board on the pile until you're ready to work on your project.
To complete the framing, fit another piece of 2x2 on top, check that it's level, then screw down into the upright timbers.
Make sure you leave a small amount of space between the toys and the edge of the lid, so that it can screw down onto the glass jar.