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English definition of “awry”

awry

adjective [after verb], adverb uk   /əˈraɪ/ us  
not in the intended way: Anything that goes awry (= goes wrong) in the office is blamed on Pete. The strike has sent the plans for investment seriously awry. in the wrong position: She rushed in, her face red and sweaty and her hat awry.
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