1. (slang) fucked, beset with unfortunate circumstances that seem difficult or impossible to overcome; in imminent danger.
    They found out about our betrayal, so now we're screwed.
  2. (slang, British) intoxicated.
    • a. 1914, , "The Dead", Dubliners
      Besides they were dreadfully afraid that Freddy Malins might turn up screwed. They would not wish for worlds that any of Mary Jane's pupils should see him under the influence […]
Synonyms Translations
  • French: foutu
  • Portuguese: fodido
  • Russian: (used predicatively, e.g. ему́ кранты́! - he is screwed!) кранты́
  • Spanish: jodido, cagado, en el horno (slang informal)
  • Russian: бухо́й
  • Spanish: del orto (vulgar slang)
  1. Simple past tense and past participle of screw
    He screwed the boards together tightly.
    I got screwed at the swap meet yesterday.
    • 1641, Richard Chambers (merchant), quoted in Hannis Taylor, The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise, Part II: The After-Growth of the Constitution, H.O. Houghton & Company (1889), [ p. 274],
      […] merchants are in no part of the world so screwed as in England. In Turkey, they have more encouragement.

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