screw someone out of something

screw (one) out of (something)

To con, cheat, swindle, or unfairly deprive one out of something that one owns, deserves, or has earned. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "screw" and "over." The referee really screwed us out of a victory with that terrible penalty! He has a very successful business, but his partner screwed him out of everything he'd earned over the years.
See also: of, out, screw
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screw someone out of something

tv. to cheat someone of out something. You are trying to screw me out of what is rightfully mine!
See also: of, out, screw, someone, something
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