Definition of 'awry'
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This was no craft project gone awry. Smithsonian Mag (2017)Needless to say, it goes awry. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His departure is more than just a story of one individual's ambition gone awry. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Play your cards close to your chest in case things go awry. The Sun (2015)When things go badly awry the people who feel the heat should be the bosses. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Its forecasts for economic growth and inflation have gone seriously awry in recent years. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Something has plainly gone horribly awry in their domestic politics and the structure of their national economy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The figures suggest that something is awry. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His job of protecting a rich family soon goes awry. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Gothic masterpiece to serve as a satire of modern celebrity gone horribly awry. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Something is clearly awry in our culture. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He cannot afford these reforms to go awry. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But it is a world in which something is awry. READING THE BIBLE AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME: Taking the Bible Seriously but Not Literally. (2001)But this instinct has gone awry. Christianity Today (2000)In my experience, it generally takes two weeks for things to go badly awry. THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)People's sense of value and money seems to be seriously awry. Times, Sunday Times (2012)When something goes awry, somebody has to be held to account. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Something must be awry at the bank, if he has to rely on that old chestnut. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Something is definitely awry when we arrive in a third town, four miles further southeast. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was only after their father's death that the relationship between the two brothers began to go badly awry. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Crucially, they also have access to reliable engineers and supply lines for parts when something goes more badly awry. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If those arrangements spectacularly go awry, they can't expect to hide behind a cloak of deception. Times, Sunday Times (2012)One possibility, he said, was that his judgment had gone awry because of the pressure of going public. Times, Sunday Times (2013)More than most bowlers, if any part of that mechanical operation is out of sync, his bowling goes awry. Times, Sunday Times (2015)When society reaches a stage that it gets its kicks by worrying about other people's builders, something has gone badly awry. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Something is going seriously awry when, in a quarter with a general election, the flagship news programme goes down and not up. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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