screw with

screw with

1. To tinker or fiddle with something inappropriately, especially as to cause it to stop working properly, whether due to malice or ineptitude. With screwing with my computer, you're going to break it! I think someone screwed with the control terminal, because none of these buttons are working right anymore.
2. To trick, deceive, confuse, or puzzle someone. He's so gullible that all the kids in his class like to screw with him. One minute she's flirting with me, and the next, she's completely disinterested. Her mixed signals are totally screwing with me! Don't screw with me, Tom—you try any funny business, and I'll make you regret it.
See also: screw

screw with

v. Vulgar Slang
1. To alter something improperly, especially on purpose: Someone must have screwed with the motor, because it's not working now.
2. To deceive or confuse someone or something, especially for one's amusement: I thought they might offer me a job, but now I think they were just screwing with me.
See also: screw
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From the end of the axis which is next the car, proceeds a shaft of steel, connecting the screw with the pinion of a piece of spring machinery fixed in the car.
If a badly-stuck screw simply must come out, a good cure is to warm the receiver and then cool the screw with liquid nitrogen or dry ice.
1) [1]; and a mixing screw with a double flight mixing element in the terminal zone (no.
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Before replacing the old screw with a new one, examine the hole.
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Then line up the screw with the center of the framing and squeeze the trigger to bring the driver up to speed.
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The physicians were impressed with the screw's strength, which was demonstrated by driving the screw into a block of plywood with a mallet and then removing the screw with a screwdriver revealing no damage to the screw.
Use a screw with at least 20:1 L/D to attain good distributive mixing.