- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)adj. askance, crooked, askew; out of order; mistaken, amiss, wrong; cockeyed, screwy (both sl.). See obliquity, disorder.II(Roget's IV) modif.1. [Wrong]Syn. amiss, astray, wrong; see wrong 2 , 3 .2. [Askew]III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.1. crooked askew, oblique, aslant.2. amiss wrong, off course, astray, askew.ANT.: 1. straight, even. 2. right, good, correctIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adverb Not in the right way or on the proper course: afield, amiss, astray, wrong. See THRIVE. II adjective Not in accordance with what is usual or expected: amiss, astray, sour, wrong. See SURPRISE, THRIVE. ax noun Informal. The act of dismissing or the condition of being dismissed from employment: discharge, dismissal, termination. Slang: boot1, bounce, sack1. See KEEP. ax verb Informal. To end the employment or service of: cashier, discharge, dismiss, drop, release, terminate. Informal: fire, pink-slip. Slang: boot1, bounce, can, sack1. Idioms: give someone his or her walking papers, give someone the ax, give someone the gate, give someone the pink slip, let go, show someone the door. See KEEP.
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Awry — A*wry ([.a]*r[imac] ), adv. & a. [Pref. a + wry.] 1. Turned or twisted toward one side; not in a straight or true direction, or position; out of the right course; distorted; obliquely; asquint; with oblique vision; as, to glance awry. Your crown… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
awry — awry, askew, askance mean deviating from a straight line or direction. They may all imply divergence from what is straight or straightforward, direct, symmetrical, or orderly, but they are seldom applicable to the same things. Awry carries a… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
awry — [ə rī′] adv., adj. [ME a wrie: see A 1 & WRY] 1. with a twist to a side; not straight; askew 2. wrong; amiss [our plans went awry] … English World dictionary
awry — index anomalous, astray, defective, disordered, errant, faulty, incorrect, oblique (slanted) … Law dictionary
awry — (adv.) late 14c., crooked, askew, from A (Cf. a ) (1) on + WRY (Cf. wry) (adj.) … Etymology dictionary
awry — [adj] off course; amiss afield, askance, askew, aslant, astray, badly, bent, cockeyed, crooked, curved, slanting, turned, wrong, zigzag; concepts 537,581 Ant. ok, on course … New thesaurus
awry — ► ADVERB & ADJECTIVE ▪ away from the expected course or position. ORIGIN from WRY(Cf. ↑wryness) … English terms dictionary
awry — adj., adv. to go awry (our plans have gone awry) * * * [ə raɪ] to go awry (our plans have gone awry) … Combinatory dictionary
awry — a|wry [əˈraı] adj [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: on + wry] 1.) go awry if something goes awry, it does not happen in the way that was planned ▪ My carefully laid plans had already gone awry. 2.) not in the correct position ▪ He rushed out, hat awry … Dictionary of contemporary English
awry — [[t]əra͟ɪ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ If something goes awry, it does not happen in the way it was planned. She was in a fury over a plan that had gone awry. 2) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ If something is awry, it is not in its normal or proper… … English dictionary
awry — adjective 1 go awry if something goes awry, it does not happen in the way that was planned: My carefully laid plans had already gone awry. 2 not in the correct position: He rushed out, hat awry … Longman dictionary of contemporary English