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SKEW

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does skew mean? 

SKEW (adjective)
  The adjective SKEW has 1 sense:

1. having an oblique or slanting direction or position

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


SKEW (verb)
  The verb SKEW has 1 sense:

1. turn or place at an angle

  Familiarity information: SKEW used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SKEW (adjective)


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Meaning:

Having an oblique or slanting direction or position

Synonyms:

skew; skewed

Context example:

the picture was skew

Similar:

inclined (at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position)


SKEW (verb)


Sense 1skew [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turn or place at an angle

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

the lines on the sheet of paper are skewed

Hypernyms (to "skew" is one way to...):

reorient (set or arrange in a new or different determinate position)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Antonym:

align (place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight)


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