HyperDic: awry

English > 4 senses of the word awry:
ADVERBallawry, amissaway from the correct or expected course / course
allawry, askew, skew-whiffturned or twisted to one side
ADJECTIVEallawry, askew, cockeyed, lopsided, wonky, skew-whiffturned or twisted toward one side
allawry, amiss, haywire, wrongnot functioning properly
awry > pronunciation
English > awry: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningTurned or twisted toward one side.
Example"a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton
Synonymsaskew, cockeyed, lopsided, wonky, skew-whiff
BroadercrookedHaving or marked by bends or angles
Spanishladeado, oblicuo, torcido
English > awry: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot functioning properly.
Synonymsamiss, haywire, wrong
Broadermalfunctioning, nonfunctionalnot performing or able to perform its regular function
Spanishaveriado, estropeado, mal
Catalanavariat, espatllat
English > awry: 4 senses > adverb 1
MeaningAway from the correct or expected course / course.
Example"something has gone awry in our plans"
English > awry: 4 senses > adverb 2
MeaningTurned or twisted to one side.
Example "with his necktie twisted awry"
Synonymsaskew, skew-whiff

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