Meaning of “skew” in the English Dictionary

"skew" in American English

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skewverb [ T ]

us /skju/

to cause information 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 ]

/skjuː/ uk us

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)