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skew

verb [T] uk   us   /skjuː/
to cause something to be not straight or exact; to twist or distort : These last-minute changes have skewed the company's results.

skew

adjective [after verb] uk   us   /skjuː/
not straight
Translations of “skew”
in Vietnamese nghiêng, xiên, lệch…
in Spanish torcido…
in Thai เอียง…
in Malaysian tidak lurus…
in French de travers…
in German schief…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使歪斜, 歪曲, 使有誤差…
in Indonesian tidak lurus…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使歪斜, 歪曲, 使有误差…
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