askew

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adverb or adjective \ə-ˈskyü\

Definition of askew

  1. :  out of line :  awry <the picture hung askew>

askewness

noun

Origin and Etymology of askew

probably from 1a- + skew


First Known Use: 1567


ASKEW Defined for English Language Learners

askew

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adverb or adjective \ə-ˈskyü\

Definition of askew for English Language Learners

  • : not straight : at an angle


ASKEW Defined for Kids

askew

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adverb or adjective \ə-ˈskyü\

Definition of askew for Students

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



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