adverb, adjective
with a turn or twist to one side; askew: to glance or look awry.
away from the expected or proper direction; amiss; wrong: Our plans went awry.

1325–75; Middle English on wry. See a-1, wry Unabridged
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awry (əˈraɪ)
adv, —adj
1.  with a slant or twist to one side; askew
2.  away from the appropriate or right course; amiss
[C14 on wry; see a-², wry]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., "crooked, askew," from a- (1) "on" + wry (q.v.).
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Example sentences
This happens when Judy's elaborate plans for the best summer ever go awry, as
  they often do for the third-grader.
Ironically, his experiment goes awry and the pile of goop starts terrorizing
  downtown Oslo instead.
Consider this twist an interesting experiment gone slightly awry, and move on.
Just looking for a little support in a world gone awry.
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