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a·skew

 (ə-skyo͞o′)
adv. & adj.
To one side or out of proper alignment; awry: rugs lying askew.

[Probably a- + skew.]

askew

(əˈskjuː)
adv, adj
at an oblique angle; towards one side; awry

a•skew

(əˈskyu)

adv.
1. to one side; crookedly; awry.
2. askance.
adj.
3. crooked; awry.
[1565–75]
a•skew′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.askew - turned or twisted toward one sideaskew - 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.askew - turned or twisted to one sideaskew - turned or twisted to one side; "rugs lying askew"; "with his necktie twisted awry"

askew

adjective
1. crooked, awry, oblique, lopsided, off-centre, cockeyed (informal), skewwhiff (Brit. informal) She stood there, hat askew.
crooked even, right, level, true, straight, square, in line, aligned
adverb
1. crookedly, to one side, awry, obliquely, off-centre, aslant Some of the doors hung askew.
crookedly evenly, right, level, true, straight, squarely, in line, aligned
Translations

askew

[əˈskjuː]
A. ADJladeado
the picture is askewel cuadro está torcido
B. ADVde lado

askew

[əˈskjuː] advde travers, de guingoisasking price [ˈɑːskɪŋ] nprix m demandé

askew

adj advschief

askew

[əˈskjuː] advdi traverso, storto
References in classic literature ?
He looked me squarely in the eyes, and twisted his mouth askew.
At the corner of the pavement, in a short, stylish overcoat and a low-crowned fashionable hat, jauntily askew, with a smile that showed a gleam of white teeth and red lips, stood Stepan Arkadyevitch, radiant, young, and beaming.
If this expressive article of dress was drawn low upon the forehead, it was a sign that hard work was going on, in exciting moments it was pushed rakishly askew, and when despair seized the author it was plucked wholly off, and cast upon the floor, and cast upon the floor.
The other head, equally ancient, was a white man's, as the heavy blond moustache, twisted and askew on the shrivelled upper lip, gave sufficient advertisement; and Sheldon wondered what forgotten beche-de-mer fisherman or sandalwood trader had gone to furnish that ghastly trophy.
In itself the book had no literary merit; Captain Jim's charm of storytelling failed him when he came to pen and ink; he could only jot roughly down the outline of his famous tales, and both spelling and grammar were sadly askew.
The mantel's chastely severe outline was ingloriously veiled behind some pert drapery drawn rakishly askew like the sashes of the Amazonian ballet.
You're talkative, mistress,' said Varden, pulling off his greatcoat, and looking at her askew.
Old Governor Bellingham would come grimly forth, with his King James' ruff fastened askew, and Mistress Hibbins, with some twigs of the forest clinging to her skirts, and looking sourer than ever, as having hardly got a wink of sleep after her night ride; and good Father Wilson too, after spending half the night at a death-bed, and liking ill to be disturbed, thus early, out of his dreams about the glorified saints.
You will notice that it looks singularly askew, and that there is an odd twinkling appearance about this bar, as though it was in some way unreal.
But Marilla could not rid herself of the notion that something in her scheme of punishment was going askew.
Some of these ancient habitations, with high garret gable-windows perking into the roofs, have a kind of French shrug about them; and being lop-sided with age, appear to hold their heads askew, besides, as if they were grimacing in astonishment at the American Improvements.
There burst and fell into his private room a man in the filthiest rags, with a greasy squash hat still askew on his head, and a shabby green shade shoved up from one of his eyes, both of which were glaring like a tiger's.