skew-whiff


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Adj.1.skew-whiff - turned or twisted toward one sideskew-whiff - 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"
Adv.1.skew-whiff - turned or twisted to one sideskew-whiff - turned or twisted to one side; "rugs lying askew"; "with his necktie twisted awry"
Translations

skew-whiff

[ˌskjuːˈwɪf] ADJ (Brit) (= twisted) → torcido, chueco (LAm)

skew-whiff

[ˈskjuːˈwɪf] adj (Brit) (fam) → a sghimbescio
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