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adv. & adj.
To one side or out of proper alignment; awry: rugs lying askew.
at an oblique angle; towards one side; awry
1. to one side; crookedly; awry.
3. crooked; awry.
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|Adj.||1.||askew - 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 side; "rugs lying askew"; "with his necktie twisted awry"|