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skew (not comparable)
- skew arch
- skew back
- skew bridge
- skew curve
- skew gearing, skew bevel gearing
- skew surface
- skew symmetrical determinant
neither perpendicular nor parallel
- (transitive) To change or alter in a particular direction.
- A disproportionate number of female subjects in the study group skewed the results.
- (transitive) To shape or form in an oblique way; to cause to take an oblique position.
- (transitive) To throw or hurl obliquely.
- (intransitive) To walk obliquely; to go sidling; to lie or move obliquely.
- Child, you must walk straight, without skewing.
- (intransitive) To start aside; to shy, as a horse.
- (intransitive) To look obliquely; to squint; hence, to look slightingly or suspiciously.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Beaumont and Fletcher to this entry?)
to change or alter in a particular direction
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skew (plural skews)
- (architecture) A stone at the foot of the slope of a gable, the offset of a buttress, etc., cut with a sloping surface and with a check to receive the coping stones and retain them in place.
- Awry; obliquely; askew.