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Adjective: awry  u'rI
  1. Turned or twisted toward one side
    "a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry";
    - askew, cockeyed [informal], lopsided, wonky [informal], skew-whiff [Brit, informal]
  2. Not functioning properly
    "something is awry";
    - amiss, haywire, wrong
Adverb: awry  u'rI
  1. Away from the correct or expected course
    "something has gone awry in our plans";
    - amiss
  2. Turned or twisted to one side
    "with his necktie twisted awry";
    - askew, skew-whiff [Brit, informal]

See also: crooked, malfunctioning, nonfunctional

Encyclopedia: Awry