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Slang

screw (2)

This page is about the slang term screw (2)

Meaning

to cheat or swindle someone

For example

  • We knew we were being screwed, but what could we do? This was the only hotel around with vacant rooms, so they could charge whatever they liked.

  • George reckons the taxation system screws people who work hard and set up small businesses.

Quick Quiz

People who buy jewellery and gems overseas often get screwed. They often

a. pay too much

b. pay too little

c. pay nothing

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Contributor: Matt Errey