AskDefine | Define askew

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askew adj : turned or twisted toward one side; "a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton; "his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff" [syn: awry(p), cockeyed, lopsided, wonky, skew-whiff] adv : turned or twisted to one side; "rugs lying askew"; "with his necktie twisted awry" [syn: awry, skew-whiff]

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  1. Turned or twisted to one side.

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Askew may refer to:
askew in German: Askew

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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