1. verb, vulgar slang To have sex (with someone). She's been screwing her secretary for months behind her husband's back. I used to share an apartment with a couple who were screwing constantly. It was really unpleasant.
2. verb, rude slang Used as an imperative to express utter contempt, disdain, or disregard for someone or something. A: "Get out of here, pal." B: "I have every right to be here, so screw you!" Man, screw this. I'm sick and tired of this dead-end job. A: "What about our customers? Won't this put their investments in jeopardy?" B: "Maybe, but it benefits us—so screw 'em."
3. verb, rude slang To con, swindle, cheat, or unfairly deprive one; to put one at a disadvantage or in a difficult position, especially in an unfair or selfish manner. We should have won—that ref screwed us! Tom totally screwed us when he quit in the middle of the project!
4. noun, vulgar slang Sexual intercourse. It's been nearly four months. I'm in dire need of a good screw. If you're just looking for a screw, then you need to look elsewhere, buddy. I ain't that kind of gal.
5. noun, vulgar slang A sexual partner, especially solely as an object of gratification. Would you look at his body? I bet he's an amazing screw.
6. noun, dated slang A prison guard. The screws in this joint are sadistic. They're more dangerous than the other inmates.
rude slang A phrase of irritated dismissal used to indicate that one refuses to devote any further effort or thought toward something, and does not care about the consequences. Screw it, I'm not going to pass anyway, so there's reason for me to finish the project. I'm tired of analyzing all the possible scenarios. Screw it, I'm just going to go out there and play it by ear.
See also: screw
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