- (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.
- (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 […]
- a. 1914,
- (beset) fucked, dicked, shagged (British); see also Thesaurus:in trouble
- (intoxicated) See Thesaurus:drunk
- 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)
- 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), [http://books.google.com/books?id=OS00AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA274&dq=screwed p. 274],
- […] merchants are in no part of the world so screwed as in England. In Turkey, they have more encouragement.