English version

skew

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishskewskew /skjuː/ verb [transitive]  1 WRONG/INCORRECTif something skews the results of a test etc, it affects them, making them incorrect All the people we questioned lived in the same area, which had the effect of skewing the figures.2 to affect or influence someone’s ideas, actions, or judgment, especially in a way that makes the ideas etc not correct or fair These assumptions about Communism skewed American foreign policy for decades.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
skewWe feel that this may skew any long-term investment planning for sport.Nationalist politics often favor local companies over outside media giants, skewing competition for new licenses.Politics can often skew decisions that should be taken on their merits.As 1968 dawned and events accelerated Jones's politics began to skew from those of his co-founders.He said evidence was stored and handled improperly, potentially skewing results.Some samples were handled improperly, which could have skewed the results.The insurance aspects of Social Security also skew the returns.For one thing, especially if the sample is relatively small, unlikely events can skew the sample.Is television scaring our kids, engendering violent behavior, skewing their morals and generally eroding the aesthetic standards of Western civilization?
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Verb table
skew
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyskew
he, she, itskews
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyskewed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave skewed
he, she, ithas skewed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad skewed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill skew
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have skewed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam skewing
he, she, itis skewing
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you, we, theyare skewing
Past
I, he, she, itwas skewing
you, we, theywere skewing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been skewing
he, she, ithas been skewing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been skewing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be skewing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been skewing
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