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Meaning of unscrew

un•screw

Pronunciation: (un-skr'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to draw or loosen a screw from (a hinge, bracket, etc.).
  2. to unfasten or withdraw by turning, as a screw or lid.
  3. to open (a jar, bottle, etc.) by turning the lid or cover.
—v.i.
  1. to permit of being unscrewed.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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