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awry - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'awry' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Awry [ adv. & a.]
- Turned or twisted toward one side; not in a straight or true direction, or position; out of the right course; distorted; obliquely; asquint; with oblique vision; as, to glance awry.
- Aside from the line of truth, or right reason; unreasonable or unreasonably; perverse or perversely.

Meaning of 'awry' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . awry [ r]
Meaning (1):
- turned or twisted to one side
Example in sentence:
  • rugs lying askew;
  • with his necktie twisted awry
Meaning (2):
- away from the correct or expected course
Example in sentence:
  • something has gone awry in our plans;
  • something went badly amiss in the preparations
3 . awry [ s]
Meaning (3):
- turned or twisted toward one side
Example in sentence:
  • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry;
  • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff
Meaning (4):
- not functioning properly
Example in sentence:
  • has gone completely haywire;
  • something is amiss;
  • something is wrong with the engine

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