Skewed
Skew Skew, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Skewed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skewing}.] 1. To walk obliquely; to go sidling; to lie or move obliquely. [1913 Webster]

Child, you must walk straight, without skewing. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

2. To start aside; to shy, as a horse. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

3. To look obliquely; to squint; hence, to look slightingly or suspiciously. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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