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Related to awry: go awry
1. Away from the correct course; amiss: The last minute changes caused our plans to go awry.
2. In a position that is turned or twisted toward one side; askew.
[Middle English : a-, on; see a-1 + wrien, to turn, be crooked; see wry.]
adv, adj (postpositive)
1. with a slant or twist to one side; askew
2. away from the appropriate or right course; amiss
[C14 on wry; see a-2, wry]
1. with a turn or twist to one side; askew.
2. away from the expected or proper direction; amiss; wrong: Our plans went awry.
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|Adj.||1.||awry - turned or twisted toward one side; "a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton; "his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff"|
crooked - having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth"
|2.||awry - not functioning properly; "something is amiss"; "has gone completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the engine"|
|Adv.||1.||awry - away from the correct or expected course; "something has gone awry in our plans"; "something went badly amiss in the preparations"|
|2.||awry - turned or twisted to one side; "rugs lying askew"; "with his necktie twisted awry"|
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