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English definition of “awry”

awry

adjective [after verb], adverb     /əˈraɪ/
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.Wrong in the wrong position : She rushed in, her face red and sweaty and her hat awry.Wrong
(Definition of awry adjectiveadverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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