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skew

verb [T] uk   /skjuː/ us  
to cause something to be not straight or exact; to twist or distort: The company's results for this year are skewed because not all our customers have paid their bills.Bending, twisting and curvingSlanting, sloping, leaning, tiltingLies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people

skew

adjective [after verb] uk   /skjuː/ us  
not straightBending, twisting and curvingSlanting, sloping, leaning, tilting
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