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ASKEW

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does askew mean? 

ASKEW (adjective)
  The adjective ASKEW has 1 sense:

1. turned or twisted toward one side

  Familiarity information: ASKEW used as an adjective is very rare.


ASKEW (adverb)
  The adverb ASKEW has 1 sense:

1. turned or twisted to one side

  Familiarity information: ASKEW used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ASKEW (adjective)


Sense 1askew [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turned or twisted toward one side

Synonyms:

askew; awry; cockeyed; skew-whiff; wonky; lopsided

Context examples:

a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry / his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff

Similar:

crooked (having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned)


ASKEW (adverb)


Sense 1askew [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turned or twisted to one side

Synonyms:

askew; skew-whiff; awry

Context examples:

rugs lying askew / with his necktie twisted awry


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