Meaning of SKEW in English

SKEW

/ skjuː; NAmE / verb

1.

[ vn ] to change or influence sth with the result that it is not accurate, fair, normal, etc. :

to skew the statistics

2.

[ v + adv. / prep. ] ( BrE ) to move or lie at an angle, especially in a position that is not normal :

The ball skewed off at a right angle.

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English (as a verb in the sense move obliquely ): shortening of Old Northern French eskiuwer , variant of Old French eschiver eschew.

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