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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 awry /əˈraɪ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·wry adv. & a.
 1. Turned or twisted toward one side; not in a straight or true direction, or position; out of the right course; distorted; obliquely; asquint; with oblique vision; as, to glance awry. “Your crown's awry.”
 Blows them transverse, ten thousand leagues awry.
 Into the devious air.   --Milton.
 2. Aside from the line of truth, or right reason; unreasonable or unreasonably; perverse or perversely.
 Or by her charms
 Draws him awry, enslaved.   --Milton.
    Nothing more awry from the law of God and nature than that a woman should give laws to men.   --Milton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [syn: askew,
              awry(p), cockeyed, lopsided, wonky, skew-whiff]
      2: not functioning properly; "something is amiss"; "has gone
         completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the engine"
         [syn: amiss(p), awry(p), haywire, wrong(p)]
      adv 1: away from the correct or expected course; "something has
             gone awry in our plans"; "something went badly amiss
             in the preparations" [syn: amiss]
      2: turned or twisted to one side; "rugs lying askew"; "with his
         necktie twisted awry" [syn: askew, skew-whiff]