|Language:||Old North French|
|Origin:||escuer 'to avoid'|
if something skews the results of a test etc, it affects the results, making them incorrect:
All the people we questioned lived in the same area, which had the effect of skewing the figures.
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.