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**skew**(v = verb.change) - turn or place at an angle; "the lines on the sheet of paper are skewed"
is one way to
reorient

Antonym: align

Sample sentences:

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Somebody ----s something

Something ----s something

**skew**(s = adj.all) skewed - having an oblique or slanting direction or position; "the picture was skew"
Derived form
noun skewness

Awry; obliquely; askew. [*1913 Webster*]

Turned or twisted to one side; situated obliquely; skewed; -- chiefly used in technical phrases. [*1913 Webster*]

"This requires that the numbers in the diagonal from the upper left to lower right corner be zeros. A like determinant in which the numbers in the diagonal are not zeros is a skew determinant, as in (2), above."
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A stone at the foot of the slope of a gable, the offset of a buttress, or the like, cut with a sloping surface and with a check to receive the coping stones and retain them in place. [*1913 Webster*]

- To walk obliquely; to go sidling; to lie or move obliquely. [
*1913 Webster*]"Child, you must walk straight, without skewing." [*1913 Webster*] - To start aside; to shy, as a horse. [
*1913 Webster*] - To look obliquely; to squint; hence, to look slightingly or suspiciously.
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- To shape or form in an oblique way; to cause to take an oblique position. [
*1913 Webster*] - To throw or hurl obliquely. [
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--adj.

1 oblique, slanting, set askew.

2 Math. a lying in three dimensions (skew curve). b (of lines) not coplanar. c (of a statistical distribution) not symmetrical.

--n.

1 a slant.

2 Statistics skewness.

--v.

1 tr. make skew.

2 tr. distort.

3 intr. move obliquely.

4 intr. twist.

Idiom

on the skew askew. skew arch (or bridge) an arch (or bridge) with the line of the arch not at right angles to the abutment. skew chisel a chisel with an oblique edge. skew-eyed Brit. squinting. skew gear a gear consisting of two cog-wheels having non-parallel, non-intersecting axes. skew-whiff Brit. colloq. askew.

Derivative

skewness n.

Etymology

ONF eskiu(w)er (v.) = OF eschuer: see ESCHEW