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awry (adv.)

late 14c., "crooked, askew, turned or twisted to one side," from a- (1) "on" + wry (adj.).

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Definitions of awry from WordNet
1
awry (adv.)
away from the correct or expected course;
something has gone awry in our plans
Synonyms: amiss
awry (adv.)
turned or twisted to one side;
with his necktie twisted awry
Synonyms: askew / skew-whiff
2
awry (adj.)
not functioning properly;
Synonyms: amiss / haywire / wrong
awry (adj.)
turned or twisted toward one side; "a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton;
Synonyms: askew / cockeyed / lopsided / wonky / skew-whiff
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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