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Descriptive of something which is set or turned to one side; crooked and not straight. (1)
askew (adverb), more askew, most askew
Not straight; such as, something which exists at an angle or is crooked: The picture was hanging askew on the wall with the right side being lower than the left side.
To one side or crooked.
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askew (adjective), more askew, most askew
Not straight or descriptive of something that is at an angle: Karl's tie was askew in a picture that was taken for the family album.

When Kent's wife told her friend that when her husband's hat is askew, she means that he's had his "nose in the sauce", a slang term for the excessive consumption of liquor.

Turned to one side or crooked.
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A reference to something that is not straight or is at a crooked angle. (1)