- adj. 歪斜的，扭歪的；歪曲的
- vt. 扭曲；扭歪
- vi. 扭曲；扭歪
1. see wrench.
2. wrong => wry.
3. wrong => wry, wring.
- wry:  Wry means literally ‘twisted’ (many other English words beginning with wr-, such as wrist and writhe, share the same basic meaning). It comes from the now obsolete verb wry ‘deviate, twist’, which was descended from Old English wrīgian ‘turn, tend in a particular direction’. Wriggle  is probably related.
- wry (adj.)
- 1520s, "distorted, somewhat twisted to one side," from obsolete verb wry "to contort, to twist or turn," from Old English wrigian "to turn, bend, move, go," from Proto-Germanic *wrig- (cognates: Old Frisian wrigia "to bend," Middle Low German wrich "turned, twisted"), from PIE *wreik- "to turn" (cognates: Greek rhoikos "crooked," Lithuanian raisas "paralysed"), from root *wer- (3) "to turn, bend" (see versus). Of words, thoughts, etc., from 1590s. The original sense is preserved in awry.
- 1. There is a wry sense of humour in his work.
- 2. She cast a wry glance in her grandmother's direction.
- 3. This book is suffused with Shaw's characteristic wry Irish humour.
- 4. Antony's wry smile disconcerted Sutcliffe.
- 5. Matthew allowed himself a wry smile.
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