Meaning of awry

Definition of awry

(adj) turned or twisted toward one side; "a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton; "his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff"
not functioning properly; "something is amiss"; "has gone completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the engine"
(adv) away from the correct or expected course; "something has gone awry in our plans"; "something went badly amiss in the preparations"
turned or twisted to one side; "rugs lying askew"; "with his necktie twisted awry"

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