[ UK /ʌnskɹˈuː/ ]
  1. loosen by turning
    unscrew the bottle cap
  2. loosen something by unscrewing it
    unscrew the outlet plate
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How To Use unscrew In A Sentence

  • Once inside they unscrewed four projectors hung from the ceiling and took four laptop computers and a digital camera, worth a total of £5,050, before leaving by the main entrance.
  • He unscrewed handlebars and wheels etc. and fitted the two trikes neatly in the boot.
  • He unscrewed the catapult piece by piece feeling depressed.
  • Turn off the heating and use a radiator bleed key - from hardware shops - to turn the shaft anticlockwise for a quarter- or half-turn (don't unscrew it by more than one complete turn).
  • I unscrewed the cap and sniffed at a minute drop of liquid - it was odourless.
  • To unscrew the casing is to throw open such a Pandora's Box of nuts and springs, axles, ratchets and governors as to confound all attempts to recapture them.
  • Yet for some strange reason that I simply couldn't comprehend, he was distinctly unwilling to start unscrewing the doors from their hinges.
  • He then attempted to unscrew the lower part of the projectile, and when he found he could not open it, he started banging it on the long bench that he and his friends were sitting on.
  • One day, when I knew she would be out of the house for hours, I unscrewed my door handle, took it to a locksmith and had keys cut for it so I could lock it when I wasn't there.
  • The three daisies that comprise the chatelaine can be unscrewed and each fastened onto a pin to wear as a brooch.
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