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skew

skew

 
 
pronunciation:
skyu
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, adjective, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: skewed, skewing, skews
definition: to turn or go off at an angle; swerve.
The sled hit a bump and skewed sharply, tossing both children into the snow.
similar words:
sheer
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to turn (something) at an angle.
definition 2: to distort, as from a normal statistical curve or some other expected pattern.
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: in a slanting position or direction; angled or oblique.
similar words:
uneven
definition 2: distorted or not symmetrical; askew.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an angled movement, course, or placement.
similar words:
sheer, slant
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