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Definition of askew adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    adverb, adjective
    [not before noun]
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  1. 1not in a straight or level position synonym crooked
  2. 2 His glasses had been knocked askew by the blow. Her hat was slightly askew. That picture is askew. He arrived out of breath with his shirt undone and his tie askew.
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