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Definition of skew verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    skew

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//skjuː//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skjuː//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they skew
    BrE BrE//skjuː//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skjuː//
     
    he / she / it skews
    BrE BrE//skjuːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skjuːz//
     
    past simple skewed
    BrE BrE//skjuːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skjuːd//
     
    past participle skewed
    BrE BrE//skjuːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skjuːd//
     
    -ing form skewing
    BrE BrE//ˈskjuːɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskjuːɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive] skew something to change or influence something with the result that it is not accurate, fair, normal, etc. to skew the statistics
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. (British English) to move or lie at an angle, especially in a position that is not normal The ball skewed off at a right angle.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (as a verb in the sense ‘move obliquely’): shortening of Old Northern French eskiuwer, variant of Old French eschiver ‘eschew’.
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