Definitions

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  • verb transitive To tighten or secure with screws.
  • verb transitive To raise (rent, fees, etc.) to extortionate levels.
  • verb transitive To twist into a contorted state
  • verb transitive, colloquial To make a mess of; to ruin.
  • verb intransitive, colloquial To blunder; to make a mistake.

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  • verb twist into a strained configuration
  • verb make more intense
  • verb screw or turn higher
  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin

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