Definition of awry adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    adverb, adjective
    BrE BrE//əˈraɪ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈraɪ//
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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. All her carefully laid plans had gone awry.
  2. 2not in the right position synonym untidy She rushed out, her hair awry.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from a- ‘on’ + wry.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: awry