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
References in classic literature ?
At least I thought Raffles was standing, until he asked me to strike a light, when I found him on his knees instead of on his feet, busy screwing down the trap-door with his gimlet.
Once you drill the holes, use hammer fixings or frame fixings and run a bead of grab adhesive or at least silicone along the base of the 2x2 timber before screwing down. That should stop any rain blowing under the joint.
Now don't expect to be screwing down decking or anything.
What the Government is doing is screwing down public sector pay.
This carpentry guide explains the basics of stair geometry and planning, and walks through the process of notching framing lumber for the stringers, screwing down rough treads, and routing mortises in the stringers.
Does your back ache just thinking about screwing down subfloor or underlayment?
After screwing down the coffin, I found the nails were too big and had to get drill bits."