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Definition 1: away from the correct or expected course - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where awry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • something has gone awry in our plans
  • something went badly amiss in the preparations

Synonyms for awry in the sense of this definition

Definition 2: turned or twisted to one side - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where awry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rugs lying askew
  • with his necktie twisted awry

Synonyms for awry in the sense of this definition

Definition 3: turned or twisted toward one side - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where awry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry
  • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff

Synonyms for awry in the sense of this definition

(awry is similar to ...) having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned

"crooked country roads" "crooked teeth"

Definition 4: not functioning properly - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where awry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • something is amiss
  • has gone completely haywire
  • something is wrong with the engine

Synonyms for awry in the sense of this definition

(awry is similar to ...) not performing or able to perform its regular function

"a malfunctioning valve"

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