What does it mean to get screwed over?
Screwed over means someone does something to another person to leave them in a bad situation. For example, someone lying about another person or telling on another person so that they get in trouble is getting screwed over.
(vulgar) A slightly less offensive version of fuck you. You'll just lie in your bed all day rather than help us? Well, screw you. Screw you—go annoy someone else! Screw you!
- Slang meaning "to copulate" dates from at least 1725, originally usually of the action of the male, on the notion of driving a screw into something. Meaning "defraud, cheat" is from 1900. First recorded 1949 in exclamations as a euphemism. Related: Screwed; screwing. To screw up "blunder" is recorded from 1942.
- (transitive) To cause a problem with; to introduce an error or mistake in; to make muddled or confused; spoil; ruin. (transitive) To cause (another person) to make unwanted mistakes in a given task, usually through distraction or obnoxious behavior. Stop bumping me! You keep messing me up!
- — phrasal verb with mess. to waste time doing something without a particular purpose: The kids were just messing around at the mall. (Definition of “mess around” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
screw as a term for a prison guard is based on the fact that screw was originally slang for "key." One of the most important functions of a prison guard, or turnkey, as he's often called, is to see that prisoners are locked up at the appropriate times -- and that involves turning the "screw."
- screw as a term for a prison guard is based on the fact that screw was originally slang for "key." One of the most important functions of a prison guard, or turnkey, as he's often called, is to see that prisoners are locked up at the appropriate times -- and that involves turning the "screw."
- The head of an axe is a wedge working in a different way. An axe forces wood apart in two ways. The handle works like a lever, magnifying the force you apply. The wedge-shaped blade concentrates the force over a smaller area, increasing the pressure on the wood and splitting it apart.
- The fulcrum/pivot point is the part of the lever that does not move, its in the middle. The resistance, or the downwards force, is the weight of the person you are trying to lift is at one end. The work, force applied to the lever, is the person sitting on the other end of the seesaw.
Machines that use screws to push against other objects are called presses. A press is used to make cider or wine by squashing fruit to extract the juice from it. Printing presses were also used to make books. The up and down force generated by a screw can also be used to hold things together.
- A screw is a mechanism that converts rotational motion to linear motion, and a torque (rotational force) to a linear force. It is one of the six classical simple machines. Geometrically, a screw can be viewed as a narrow inclined plane wrapped around a cylinder.
- A wedge is a triangular shaped tool, and is a portable inclined plane, and one of the six classical simple machines. It can be used to separate two objects or portions of an object, lift up an object, or hold an object in place.
- An inclined plane is any slope or ramp, like a wheelchair ramp or a slide. The ramp makes it easier to lift something heavy, like a rock. Instead of lifting the rock straight up, you can push it a greater distance, but with less force. The amount of work remains the same.
Updated: 2nd October 2019