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1[predicative] Away from the usual or expected course; amiss.‘I got the impression that something was awry’‘many youthful romances go awry’
amiss, wrong, not rightView synonyms
- ‘If we are going to claim sexual equality, we can't throw our hands in the air and play the tragic victim when things go awry.’
- ‘Results often go awry if patients use flawed techniques, which prevent the medicine from reaching the airway passage.’
- ‘There is the potential for preparing fish in a spice tea mix to go awry, but the first flake of perfectly poached salmon was a revelation.’
- ‘Despite the best of efforts of hospital staff, things do go awry.’
- ‘Without constant attendance, such arrangements can easily go awry.’
- ‘Obviously little would need to go amiss for the financial plan to go awry.’
- ‘This is where the cinematic translation really starts to go awry.’
- ‘Things, though, go awry with the food poisoning, and the remaining nuns scramble to bury their dead.’
- ‘Industry circles have started making calculations but the tastes of audiences are truant and calculations may go awry.’
- ‘It's not because they don't like you, it's because that institution needs some recourse should the night go awry.’
- ‘Things go awry when, during a carefully orchestrated operation to free one of their imprisoned mates, a guard is killed.’
- ‘I recognise the fact that there are days when things just go awry.’
- ‘But that overlooked the possibility that the war might go awry.’
- ‘When things go awry, they escape to the underground streets of the city.’
- ‘Willie finds Leo a job, but things rapidly go awry when a job goes dramatically and violently wrong.’
- ‘This is a case where the justness of conception and of the means to carry it out go awry due to one slightly wrong choice.’
- ‘Some people whose expectations go awry never do get back on their feet.’
- ‘Just for a moment, people were wondering was it going to go awry.’
- ‘The slightest off-key note and the whole story can go awry.’
- ‘Of course, when things go awry we always single out and punish somebody, usually the coach.’
- 1.1Out of the normal or correct position; askew.‘he was hatless, his silver hair awry’
askew, crooked, lopsided, uneven, asymmetrical, to one side, off-centre, skewed, skew, misalignedView synonyms
- ‘The editor came from the inner office, a straw hat awry on his brow.’
- ‘Hair of an unruly curling black hung awry upon her crooked shoulders and cascaded to the waist.’
- ‘But King George's smile was a bit awry tonight.’
- ‘Her hair was badly done, her skirts were awry, her hands were red.’
- ‘He walked alone, grim-faced, hair awry and eyes glowering.’
Late Middle English: from a- ‘on’+ wry.
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