askew askew  /əs ˈkju/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) turned or twisted toward one side
  2. (adv) turned or twisted to one side

Usage(s):

  1. But if a computer doesn't have an active Internet connection, or if time-synching is somehow turned off, a computer's clock can run askew.
  2. He tries to puncture the bourgeois mythor protectively askew memorythat allows France generally to act as if hardly any Frenchmen collaborated with the Germans.
  3. The executives wear shirtsleeves with ties askew.

News

  1. Cops say theft ring targeted grocery store booze

    Four felons who police said stole thousands of dollars of liquor from grocery stores across Western Washington have been charged with organized retail theft for a suspected months-long crime spree. Charles Askew, Devonte Jack, Darren Dean and Blake Kirvin conspired to steal high-end liquor from Safeways, QFCs and Top Foods, investigators said. They described the thefts as “brazen,” and the men ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma

  2. Birmingham man faces mandatory life without parole sentence for heroin trafficking

    Charles Askew Williams faces serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole in a state prison when he is sentenced in August for his conviction for trafficking a large amount of heroin. He is the brother of a man who killed himself in during the recess of an unrelated trial in Walker County in February.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Birmingham News

  3. Deputies: Canandaigua man allegedly strangled person

    William J. Askew, 55, of 4459 Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua, was charged Tuesday by Ontario County sheriff’s deputies with criminal obstruction of breathing.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Canandaigua Daily Messenger

Quotes

  1. David Bain supporter Joe Karam said today the factual basis of the documentary was "so askew as to be farcical". "About the only thing I agree with him is that the police should be called in quickly, and they should be knocking on his door...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: David Bain Source: Southland Times

  2. "I thought the tone of the hearing was a little askew," said Rep. Diane Watson, a California Democrat. "I told Mr. Clemens that I didn't think it was going to be a court trial or an inquisition, but I think some of the members did go out of...
    on Feb 14, 2008 By: Diane Watson Source: USA Today

  3. "I came back into my office and all my paintings are askew," Fedeli said. "You really didn't hear anything, but the entire seven-storey building shook."
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Victor Fedeli Source: Daily Gleaner

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