Definition of screwed in English:



  • 1(of a bolt or other device) having a helical ridge or thread running around the outside.

    ‘any tappings that aren't being used on the cylinder can be fitted with screwed blanks’
    • ‘I yelled while dragging him out of the house and stuffing my screwed beanie into my pocket.’
    • ‘The blade near the handle is pinned, with the pin locked by a screwed collar.’
    • ‘Devan blinked her eyes open, meeting the sight of her screwed bed sheets.’
    • ‘They were constructed by welding together two hemispheres, with holes in each end for screwed fittings.’
    • ‘Usually on an aluminum frame, those are riveted on, not screwed.’
  • 2informal In a difficult or hopeless situation; ruined or broken.

    • ‘Not only are there few jobs out there, but even when you get hired or have a job, people keep getting screwed one way or another, on pay, hours, you name it.’
    • ‘We got screwed last time with him negotiating.’
    • ‘It is fairly reasonable except if your basil's expensive - that's where I got screwed tonight.’
    • ‘The people in poor countries are going to get even more royally screwed due to climate change.’
    • ‘I've become interested in socialism because it seems to me under capitalism the worker gets screwed left and right.’
    • ‘This is the first way in which you can find yourself royally screwed.’
  • 3informal, archaic predicative Drunk.

    intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin
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