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meanings of wry


  1. Turned away, contorted (of the face or body).
  2. Twisted, bent, crooked.
  3. Deviating from the right direction; misdirected; out of place.
  4. Dryly humorous; sardonic or bitterly ironic.


  1. To twist or contort (the body, face, etc.).
  2. To turn (away); to swerve or deviate.
  3. To divert; to cause to turn away.
  4. To cover; clothe; cover up; cloak; hide.


  1. Distortion.

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