Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “skew”

skew

verb [T]
 
 
/skjuː/
to cause results, figures, profits, etc. to seem higher or lower than they really are: Independent researchers have concluded that the study was poorly designed and that its inclusion in the report could skew results. The average property price is skewed by strong activity at the upper end of the market.skew sth toward(s) sth The FTSE 100 index is skewed towards large oil shares, banks and other multinationals.
(Definition of skew from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of skew?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “skew” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

from the word go

from the start of something

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More