Awry definition

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Away from the correct course; amiss.

The last minute changes caused our plans to go awry.

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In a position that is turned or twisted toward one side; askew.
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With a twist to a side; not straight; askew.
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The definition of awry refers to something that does not go the way it is supposed to go or is not the way it should be.

A picture on a wall that is not hanging straight is an example of a picture that is awry.

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Obliquely, crookedly; askew.
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Perversely, improperly.
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Turned or twisted toward one side; crooked, distorted, out of place.

The frame was awry.

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Wrong or distorted; perverse, amiss.

There is something awry with this story.

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Wrong; amiss.

Our plans went awry.

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Origin of awry

  • Middle English a- on a–1 wrien to turn, be crooked wry

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From a (preposition) + wry.

    From Wiktionary