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screwy

1. slang Eccentric or completely or wildly deviating from the norm. My uncle has always been a little bit screwy, never really fitting in with the rest of us. We don't need another one of your screwy ideas, Tom.
2. slang Not functioning correctly or as expected. This computer is acting screwy lately. Could you have a look at it and see what the problem is? The washing machine has been really screwy ever since Tom tried repairing the pump himself.
3. slang Having an altered or less coherent state of mind. I tried going on medication to help ease the symptoms, but it always left me feeling screwy. You always get a bit screwy when you smoke that stuff!

screwy

1. mod. crazy. I’ve never heard such a screwy idea.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. I’ve never seen anybody so screwy.
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He said screwy fence posts can still be found in the West, but they are gradually disappearing--and with them, a fence without post holes.
The plot of Garden, the newest graphic novel/design showcase from Yuichi Yokoyama is this: Some dudes with weird heads wander through a landscape of screwy architecture, where ladders are made out of cloth and books unfold to reveal massive trains.
In come the "building blocks" of some screwy thing, which are: cash flows generated; discounted value of money; a risk adjustment; and Madonna's bust measurement, or something like that.
Thick mass all the way suggests he is at least a 4-year-old, but his points are all screwy. He scores just about 100.
Since these calls technically originate from the US with my VPN, the rates can get a little screwy. Calling a mobile phone in Oman for example will cost me 25 cents (six fils), while a local call in Dubai would cost about five fils.
"This is a good idea for California, but it's a screwy idea for here." He points out that the text of bills and amendments are already available on the Internet, as are the schedules of committee hearings when bills are examined in detail.
Adjusting on the fly to the screwy evidentiary ruling that turns your case upside down.
It's been a depressing everyday presence since the screwy redesign that also promised to eliminate section jumps -- only to replace them with inside stories that than jump farther inside.
Everything that can go wrong goes completely screwy.
"What they felt comfortable doing six months ago, they don't now." In addition, "Election years are always screwy" as there is uncertainty; "People just don't spend as much."
Israelsen believes Obecalp will become the poster child of how screwy the dietary supplement industry can become.
With names like Screwy and Melon Head, the toys are used in a number of games, the main one of which resembles traditional marbles.
(It's the shiny thing on the wheel.) Then loosen the lug nuts (little screwy things holding the wheel on).
Twisted logic inspires screwy decisions and sends mixed messages.
In the August 07 issue, my article on adjusting the new Remington X-Mark trigger for the Model 700 went screwy. There are now, as there have been for many years, three adjustment screws on the trigger assembly.