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Definition of awry adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1if something goes awry, it does not happen in the way that was planned. All my plans for the party had gone awry.
  2. 2[only before noun] not in the right position synonym untidy She rushed out, her hair awry.
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