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Definition of "awry" []

  • In a position that is turned or twisted toward one side; askew. (adverb)
  • Away from the correct course; amiss. See Synonyms at amiss. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "awry" in a sentence
  • "She fought tears after finishing her balance beam routine that went awry from the start."
  • "John Grisham’s first work of nonfiction, an exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry, is his most extraordinary legal thriller yet."
  • "Where things go a little awry is when it comes to telling the truth."