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    Definition:
    Crew - (n.) The Manx shearwater.
    Crew - (n.) A company of people associated together; an assemblage; a throng.
    Crew - (n.) The company of seamen who man a ship, vessel, or at; the company belonging to a vessel or a boat.
    Crew - (n.) In an extended sense, any small body of men associated for a purpose; a gang; as (Naut.), the carpenter's crew; the boatswain's crew.
    Crew - () imp. of Crow
    Crew - (imp.) of Crow
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    Bed screw - () A form of jack screw for lifting large bodies, and assisting in launching.
    Bed screw - () A long screw formerly used to fasten a bedpost to one of the adjacent side pieces.
    Bottlescrew - (n.) A corkscrew.
    Breech screw - () A strong iron or steel plug screwed into the breech of a musket or other firearm, to close the bottom of the bore.
    Concrew - (a.) To grow together.
    Corkscrew - (n.) An instrument with a screw or a steel spiral for drawing corks from bottles.
    Corkscrew - (v. t.) To press forward in a winding way; as, to corkscrew one's way through a crowd.
    Crewel - (n.) Worsted yarn,, slackly twisted, used for embroidery.
    Crewelwork - (n.) Embroidery in crewels, commonly done upon some plain material, such as linen.
    Crewet - (n.) See Cruet.
    Decrew - (v. i.) To decrease.
    Hindleys screw - () A screw cut on a solid whose sides are arcs of the periphery of a wheel into the teeth of which the screw is intended to work. It is named from the person who first used the form.
    Jackscrew - (n.) A jack in which a screw is used for lifting, or exerting pressure. See Illust. of 2d Jack, n., 5.
    Screw - (n.) A cylinder, or a cylindrical perforation, having a continuous rib, called the thread, winding round it spirally at a constant inclination, so as to leave a continuous spiral groove between one turn and the next, -- used chiefly for producing, when revolved, motion or pressure in the direction of its axis, by the sliding of the threads of the cylinder in the grooves between the threads of the perforation adapted to it, the former being distinguished as the external, or male screw, or, more usually the screw; the latter as the internal, or female screw, or, more usually, the nut.
    Screw - (n.) Specifically, a kind of nail with a spiral thread and a head with a nick to receive the end of the screw-driver. Screws are much used to hold together pieces of wood or to fasten something; -- called also wood screws, and screw nails. See also Screw bolt, below.
    Screw - (n.) Anything shaped or acting like a screw; esp., a form of wheel for propelling steam vessels. It is placed at the stern, and furnished with blades having helicoidal surfaces to act against the water in the manner of a screw. See Screw propeller, below.
    Screw - (n.) A steam vesel propelled by a screw instead of wheels; a screw steamer; a propeller.
    Screw - (n.) An extortioner; a sharp bargainer; a skinflint; a niggard.
    Screw - (n.) An instructor who examines with great or unnecessary severity; also, a searching or strict examination of a student by an instructor.
    Screw - (n.) A small packet of tobacco.
    Screw - (n.) An unsound or worn-out horse, useful as a hack, and commonly of good appearance.
    Screw - (n.) A straight line in space with which a definite linear magnitude termed the pitch is associated (cf. 5th Pitch, 10 (b)). It is used to express the displacement of a rigid body, which may always be made to consist of a rotation about an axis combined with a translation parallel to that axis.
    Screw - (n.) An amphipod crustacean; as, the skeleton screw (Caprella). See Sand screw, under Sand.
    Screwed - (imp. & p. p.) of Screw
    Screwing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Screw
    Screw - (v. t.) To turn, as a screw; to apply a screw to; to press, fasten, or make firm, by means of a screw or screws; as, to screw a lock on a door; to screw a press.
    Screw - (v. t.) To force; to squeeze; to press, as by screws.
    Screw - (v. t.) Hence: To practice extortion upon; to oppress by unreasonable or extortionate exactions.
    Screw - (v. t.) To twist; to distort; as, to screw his visage.
    Screw - (v. t.) To examine rigidly, as a student; to subject to a severe examination.
    Screw - (v. i.) To use violent mans in making exactions; to be oppressive or exacting.
    Screw - (v. i.) To turn one's self uneasily with a twisting motion; as, he screws about in his chair.
    Screw-cutting - (a.) Adapted for forming a screw by cutting; as, a screw-cutting lathe.
    Screw-driver - (n.) A tool for turning screws so as to drive them into their place. It has a thin end which enters the nick in the head of the screw.
    Screwer - (n.) One who, or that which, screws.
    Screwing - () a. & n. from Screw, v. t.
    Surcrew - (n.) Increase; addition; surplus.
    Thumbscrew - (n.) A screw having a flat-sided or knurled head, so that it may be turned by the thumb and forefinger.
    Thumbscrew - (n.) An old instrument of torture for compressing the thumb by a screw; a thumbkin.
    Unscrew - (v. t.) To draw the screws from; to loose from screws; to loosen or withdraw (anything, as a screw) by turning it.
    Water screw - () A screw propeller.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Crew - n. (often treated as pl.) 1 a people manning a ship, aircraft, train, etc. B these as distinct from the captain or officers. C people working together; team. 2 colloq. Gang. v. 1 supply or act as a crew or crew member for. 2 act as a crew. [latin cresco increase]
    Crew - past of *crow2.
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    Aircrew - n. Crew of an aircraft.
    Airscrew - n. Aircraft propeller.
    Allen screw - n. Propr. Screw with a hexagonal socket in the head.
    Allen screw - n. Propr. Screw with a hexagonal socket in the head.
    Corkscrew - n. 1 spiral device for extracting corks from bottles. 2 (often attrib.) Thing with a spiral shape. v. Move spirally; twist.
    Crew cut - n. Close-cropped hairstyle.
    Crewel - n. Thin worsted yarn for tapestry and embroidery. [origin unknown]
    Crewel-work - n. Design in crewel.
    Crew neck - n. Round close-fitting neckline.
    Screw - n. 1 thin cylinder or cone with a spiral ridge or thread running round the outside (male screw) or the inside (female screw). 2 (in full wood-screw) metal male screw with a slotted head and a sharp point. 3 (in full screw-bolt) blunt metal male screw on which a nut is threaded to bolt things together. 4 straight screw used to exert pressure. 5 (in sing. Or pl.) Instrument of torture acting in this way. 6 (in full screw-propeller) propeller with twisted blades acting like a screw on the water or air. 7 one turn of a screw. 8 (foll. By of) small twisted-up paper (of tobacco etc.). 9 (in billiards etc.) An oblique curling motion of the ball. 10 slang prison warder. 11 coarse slang a act of sexual intercourse. B partner in this. v. 1 fasten or tighten with a screw or screws. 2 turn (a screw). 3 twist or turn round like a screw. 4 (of a ball etc.) Swerve. 5 (foll. By out of) extort (consent, money, etc.) From. 6 (also absol.) Coarse slang have sexual intercourse with. 7 swindle. have a screw loose colloq. Be slightly crazy. Put the screws on colloq. Pressurize, intimidate. Screw up 1 contract or contort (one's face etc.). 2 contract and crush (a piece of paper etc.) Into a tight mass. 3 summon up (one's courage etc.). 4 slang a bungle. B spoil (an event, opportunity, etc.). C upset, disturb mentally. [french escroue]
    Screwball - n. Us slang crazy or eccentric person.
    Screwdriver - n. Tool with a tip that fits into the head of a screw to turn it.
    Screw top - n. (also (with hyphen) attrib.) Screwed-on cap or lid.
    Screw-up - n. Slang bungle, mess.
    Screwy - adj. (-ier, -iest) slang 1 crazy or eccentric. 2 absurd. screwiness n.
    Thumbscrew - n. Instrument of torture for crushing the thumbs.
    Unscrew - v. 1 unfasten by removing a screw or screws. 2 loosen (a screw or screw-top).

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