askew

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adverb or adjective \ ə-ˈskyü \

Definition of askew

:out of line :at an angle
  • The picture hung askew.

askewness

noun

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Origin and Etymology of askew

probably from 1a- + skew


ASKEW Defined for Kids

askew

play
adverb or adjective \ ə-ˈskyü \

Definition of askew for Students

:not straight :at an angle
  • Harry fell backward, his glasses askew
  • —J. K. Rowling, Goblet of Fire


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