I asked this question on Quora
How do we say "we screw the bolt into a nut in such a way that the thread of the bolt and the nut fit well together"?
Quora is not a smart system. Whenever it sees words such as "dig a hole" or "screw", it thinks that is an adult question and it makes it hard for me to ask it.
So, I used ChatGPT and it answered nicely like this
A more common way to say this would be "we thread the bolt into the nut snugly".
I think the verb "thread" is often used for a string or a rope. I am not sure if it can be used for nuts and bolts.