Awry - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈraɪ|  American pronunciation of the word awry
Brit.  |əˈraɪ|  British pronunciation of the word awry

adverb

- away from the correct or expected course(syn: amiss)
- turned or twisted to one side(syn: askew, skew-whiff)

adjective

- turned or twisted toward one side(syn: askew, cockeyed, lopsided, skew-whiff, wonky)
- not functioning properly (syn: amiss, haywire, wrong)

Examples

His theory is awry.

Things went awry.

He rushed out, hat awry.

His behaviour and awry phiz showed so much misery.

Some of our party began to squint and look awry.

something has gone awry in our plans

a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry

My carefully laid plans had already gone awry.

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