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"skew" in British English

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skewverb [T]

uk   /skjuː/  us   /skjuː/

skewadjective [after verb]

uk   /skjuː/  us   /skjuː/
(Definition of skew from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"skew" in American English

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skewverb [T]

 us   /skju/
to ​causeinformation or ​results to be ​changed: Biased ​questions can skew the ​results.
(Definition of skew from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"skew" in Business English

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skewverb [T]

uk   us   /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 ​averagepropertyprice is skewed by ​strongactivity at the upper end of the ​market.skew sth toward(s) sth The FTSE 100 ​index is skewed towards large ​oilshares, ​banks and other ​multinationals.
(Definition of skew from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “skew”
in Spanish torcido…
in Vietnamese nghiêng, xiên, lệch…
in Malaysian tidak lurus…
in Thai เอียง…
in French de travers…
in German schief…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使歪斜, 歪曲, 使有误差…
in Indonesian tidak lurus…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使歪斜, 歪曲, 使有誤差…
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