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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 screwed
 (a.)以螺絲擰緊的,螺絲狀的,喝醉了的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Screw v. t. [imp. & p. p. Screwed p. pr. & vb. n. Screwing.]
 1. 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.
 2. To force; to squeeze; to press, as by screws.
 But screw your courage to the sticking place,
 And we'll not fail.   --Shak.
 3. Hence: To practice extortion upon; to oppress by unreasonable or extortionate exactions.
    Our country landlords, by unmeasurable screwing and racking their tenants, have already reduced the miserable people to a worse condition than the peasants in France.   --swift.
 4. To twist; to distort; as, to screw his visage.
    He screwed his face into a hardened smile.   --Dryden.
 5. To examine rigidly, as a student; to subject to a severe examination. [Cant, American Colleges]
 To screw out, to press out; to extort.
 To screw up, (a) to force; to bring by violent pressure. --Howell.  (b) to damage by unskillful effort; to bungle; to botch; to mess up; as, he screwed up the contract negotiations, and we lost the deal. (c) [intrans.] to fail by unskillful effort, usually causing unpleasant consequences.
 To screw in, to force in by turning or twisting. Screw around, (a) to act aimlessly or unproductively.  (b) to commit adultery; to be sexually promiscuous.
 Screw around with, to operate or make changes on (a machine or device) without expert knowledge; to fiddle with. [Colloq.]  . -->