cork|screw

cork|screw
cork|screw «KRK SKROO», noun, adjective, verb,
–n.
a tool used to pull corks out of bottles. Corkscrews usually consist of a sharp-pointed steel spiral and a handle. »

Nothing spoils the act of a man trying to play the…host like a corkscrew that disembowels the cork and drops the shattered remains into the bottle (Newsweek).

–adj.
shaped like a corkscrew; spiral: »

corkscrew curls.

–v.t. Informal.
1. to cause to move or advance in a spiral or zigzag course: »

[The horses] have to be corkscrewed into our diminutive stables (Augustus Jessop).

2. to make (one's way) in a spiral or zigzag course: »

Mr. Bantam corkscrewed his way through the crowd (Dickens).

–v.i.
Informal. to proceed in a spiral or zigzag course: »

She's on her way down, corkscrewing crazily through the sky with a whiplash motion (New York Times).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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