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awry

[ uh-rahy ]
/ əˈraɪ /
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Definition of awry

adverb, adjective
with a turn or twist to one side; askew: to glance or look awry.
away from the expected or proper direction; amiss; wrong: Our plans went awry.
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Origin of awry

First recorded in 1325–75, awry is from Middle English on wry. See a-1, wry
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British Dictionary definitions for awry

awry
/ (əˈraɪ) /

adverb, adjective (postpositive)
with a slant or twist to one side; askew
away from the appropriate or right course; amiss

Word Origin for awry

C14 on wry; see a- ², wry
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