Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » A » Awaken ... Axle Grease

AWRY

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does awry mean? 

AWRY (adjective)
  The adjective AWRY has 2 senses:

1. turned or twisted toward one side
2. not functioning properly

  Familiarity information: AWRY used as an adjective is rare.


AWRY (adverb)
  The adverb AWRY has 2 senses:

1. away from the correct or expected course
2. turned or twisted to one side

  Familiarity information: AWRY used as an adverb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AWRY (adjective)


Sense 1awry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turned or twisted toward one side

Synonyms:

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


Sense 2awry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not functioning properly

Synonyms:

amiss; awry; haywire; wrong

Context examples:

something is amiss / has gone completely haywire / something is wrong with the engine

Similar:

malfunctioning; nonfunctional (not performing or able to perform its regular function)


AWRY (adverb)


Sense 1awry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Away from the correct or expected course

Synonyms:

amiss; awry

Context examples:

something has gone awry in our plans / something went badly amiss in the preparations


Sense 2awry [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


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Everyone wants to go to heaven but no-one wants to die." (English proverb)

"A trustworthy person steals one's heart." (Bhutanese proverb)

"Ask thy purse what thou should'st buy." (Arabic proverb)

"Speaking is silver, being silent is gold." (Dutch proverb)

Page delivered in 0.091 seconds




AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the AudioEnglish.org dictionary to your list of search providers.


Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other popular searches: