Meaning of SKEW in English


[skew] vb [ME, to escape, skew, fr. ONF escuer to shun, of Gmc origin; akin to OHG sciuhen to frighten off--more at shy] vi (15c) 1: to take an oblique course

2: to look askance ~ vt 1: to make, set, or cut on the skew

2: to distort esp. from a true value or symmetrical form "~ed statistical data"

[2]skew adj (1609) 1: set, placed, or running obliquely: slanting

2: more developed on one side or in one direction than another: not symmetrical [3]skew n (1688): a deviation from a straight line: slant

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