Definition of out of true (or the true) in English:

out of true (or the true)


  • Not in the correct or exact shape or alignment.

    ‘take care not to pull the frame out of true’
    • ‘Knowledge needs always to pass through this detour of selfless tact, whereby its forms are bent out of true by the shapes of what refuses its clutch.’
    • ‘Over several weeks and a lot of cracked pavement neither rim came out of true.’
    • ‘Once you've eliminated hops, your rim will be slightly out of true laterally from the adjustment.’
    • ‘Doors are being fitted into linings that appear to be either in wind or out of true - several linings appear to be oversize and create fixing problems by far the biggest headache appears to be in the double wardrobe door arrangements.’
    • ‘I thought it was okay, on the whole, although the eyes are little out of true.’
    • ‘One can actually observe the fact that it is out of true.’
    • ‘‘What is the ‘cataclysm’ but the artist's own energy - some deviant energy which blows apart the world's habitual shapes, dislocates things out of true, only to imbue the remaining fragments with a new intensity.’
    • ‘The front wheel is a little out of true and a couple of spokes are bent, but otherwise the bike looks OK.’
    • ‘My back wheel's out of true; my front brake makes weird sounds; my seat is tilted and uncomfortable.’
    • ‘One front tire will start to spin out of true, and when your damage becomes severe, that effects handling a little.’
    askew, skew, at an angle, lopsided, crooked, tilting, tilted, atilt, dipping, out of line
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