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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.
Translations of “skew”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使歪斜, 歪曲, 使有誤差…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使歪斜, 歪曲, 使有误差…
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