Screw and Tighten


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Screw verb – Tighten or fasten by means of screwing motions.
Usage example: Screw the bottle cap on

Tighten is a synonym for screw in activity topic. In some cases you can use "Tighten" instead a verb "Screw", when it comes to topics like turn, twist in.
Nearby Words: screwy, screwball, screwed, screwing
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Tighten verb – To draw tight.
Screw is a synonym for tighten in activity topic. You can use "Screw" instead a verb "Tighten", if it concerns topics such as constrict.
Nearby Words: tight, tightness, tightly, tightening, tightener
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Common collocations

control screw control tighten control
world screw world tighten world
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