askew Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “askew” in the English Dictionary

"askew" in British English

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askewadjective [after verb]

uk   us   /əˈskjuː/
not ​straight or ​level: Isn't that ​pictureslightly askew? My ​hat was askew so I ​adjusted it in the ​mirror.
adverb uk   us  
(Definition of askew from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"askew" in American English

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askewadjective, adverb

 us   /əˈskju/
not ​straight or ​level: His ​shirt was wrinkled and his ​tie was askew.
(Definition of askew from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “askew”
in Spanish Torcido…
in Vietnamese bị lệch…
in Malaysian senget…
in Thai เอียง, เฉ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不正(的),歪斜(的)…
in Turkish yamuk, eğri büğrü…
in Russian косой, кривой…
in Indonesian miring, serong…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不正(的),歪斜(的)…
in Polish przekrzywiony, krzywy, ≈ krzywo…
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