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1skew

verb \ˈskyü\

: to change (something) so that it is not true or accurate

: to make (something) favor a particular group of people in a way that is unfair

Full Definition of SKEW

intransitive verb
1
:  to take an oblique course
2
:  to look askance
transitive verb
1
:  to make, set, or cut on the skew
2
:  to distort especially from a true value or symmetrical form <skewed data>

Examples of SKEW

  1. They were accused of skewing the facts to fit their theory.
  2. He accused them of skewing the rules in their favor.

Origin of SKEW

Middle English, to escape, run obliquely, from Anglo-French *eskiuer, eschiver to escape, avoid — more at eschew
First Known Use: 15th century

2skew

adjective

Definition of SKEW

1
:  set, placed, or running obliquely :  slanting
2
:  more developed on one side or in one direction than another :  not symmetrical

First Known Use of SKEW

1609

3skew

noun

Definition of SKEW

:  a deviation from a straight line :  slant

First Known Use of SKEW

1688

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