Hello all, I came across this phrase "screw out" from the novel and wondering what does this mean. Here's the context. [ At least, he hoped, now the army of concerned adults would finally screw out of his life. Therapists, judges, social workers, his mother's boy friend. All of them keeping him hostage to their own needs and stupid goals. All of them "caring" for him, for his well-being, and none of them really giving a shit. ] Note: this is a thought from an eleven year-old boy whose parents are divorced. Thank you for your help.