out of true


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out of true

1. Literally, not in the correct position; out of alignment. I can see why you have loose spokes: the rim of your bicycle wheel is out of true.
2. old-fashioned By extension, not correct in form or shape. Though the hound was out of true, with a horribly deformed face and weak, limping gait, it had the friendliest disposition of any stray animal I had ever encountered.
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out of true (or the true)

not in the correct or exact shape.
1984 Jonathan Gash The Gondola Scam They all look scarily out of true, and I do mean a terrible angle. Pisa's got one sloper.
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ˌout of ˈtrue

if an object is out of true, it is not straight or in the correct position: That picture’s out of true. Can you straighten it up?
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