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askew (adv) tilted; not straight; at angle.

When your head is askew, it is bent to one side. You wear your cap askew, when you tilt it at an angle over your head. When something is in the wrong position in general, it is askew. To be askew is to be skewed.

  • Trying to appear very smart, and to be different from the others, he wore his cap askew, from the right to the left.
  • In his attempt to impress others with his clever way of detecting criminals, he turned his head a little askew, and began to question the suspect.
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