awry awry  /ə ˈraɪ/


  1. (adv) away from the correct or expected course
  2. (adj) not functioning properly
  3. (adj) turned or twisted toward one side
  4. (adv) turned or twisted to one side


  1. Violence can never be condoned, but something must be tremendously awry in our society if only through violence can minorities progress out of poverty .
  2. The complications that developed later was owing to the post operative care having gone awry.
  3. The negotiations went awry after it became known that one of the members had switched sides secretly.


  1. Media : WATCH: Upbeat and Offbeat Merge in Hooded Fang’s New Video “Bye Bye Land”

      In the midst of their US/Canada tour, today  Hooded Fang has shared their video for “ Bye Bye Land ,” a portrayal of a dance party gone awry in the depths of Guanajuato, Mexico.  Enjoy at
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Filter Magazine

  2. Bride and groom zip-lining entrance goes terribly wrong

    Brides love to make an entrance at their wedding reception. Unfortunately, a couple’s plan to make a memorable entrance by zip-lining to their wedding goes awry. Check out what happens in the video. …
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WPIX 11 New York

  3. A Hacker’s Workshop Flies Upward

    A first attempt to fire a rocket went awry. “Relaunch!” people shouted. Next to a computer-controlled beer brewing system and whirring 3-D printers, Mayor John DeStefano deployed a glitter-streaming air-powered rocket—and set MakeHaven soaring toward a new horizon.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New Haven Independent


  1. "Two under. I'd have taken it at the start of the day," Montgomerie said. "A 4-iron at the 10th went awry and an 8-iron, the distance was wrong on the 12th. Not much wrong with the shots."
    on Jul 12, 2007 By: Colin Montgomerie Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "With the procedure for selecting the unpledged ad-on delegate having gone so awry, it seems best to solve the problem within the Democratic Party of New Mexico family," the Clinton supporters wrote in a letter to the state party chairman, Brian...
    on May 1, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Washington Post

  3. Judge Bruno Tonioli told Barnes: "The samba should be your dance. This is what really should suit you, but this is a little bit awry."
    on Nov 26, 2007 By: Bruno Tonioli Source:

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