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1 wrong /ˈrɑːŋ/ adjective
1 wrong
/ˈrɑːŋ/
adjective
Learner's definition of WRONG
: not agreeing with the facts or truth : incorrect
opposite right
not used before a noun : speaking, acting, or judging in a way that does not agree with the facts or truth
often + about
often followed by to + verb
opposite right
: not suitable or appropriate for a particular purpose, situation, or person
opposite right
not used before a noun : not in a proper, good, or normal state or condition used to describe a situation in which there is a problem
often + with
: not morally or socially correct or acceptable
opposite right
US used to refer to the side of something that is not meant to be on top, in front, or on the outside
opposite right

barking up the wrong tree

see 1bark

fall into the wrong hands

see 1fall

get off on the wrong foot

see 1foot

get up on the wrong side of the bed

see 1bed

on the wrong track

see 1track

put a foot wrong

see 1foot

rub (someone) the wrong way

see 1rub

the wrong end of the stick

see 1stick

the wrong horse

see 1horse

the wrong side of the tracks

see 1track

— wrongly

adverb

— wrongness

noun [noncount]
2 wrong /ˈrɑːŋ/ adverb
2 wrong
/ˈrɑːŋ/
adverb
Learner's definition of WRONG
: in a way that does not agree with the facts or truth : in a way that results in an error
opposite right
: in a way that is not suitable, proper, etc.
opposite right

get (someone or something) wrong

: to fail to understand (someone or something) correctly

go wrong

: to happen or proceed in a way that causes a bad result
: to make a mistake
3 wrong /ˈrɑːŋ/ noun
plural wrongs
3 wrong
/ˈrɑːŋ/
noun
plural wrongs
Learner's definition of WRONG
[noncount] : behavior that is not morally good or correct
opposite right
[count] : a harmful, unfair, or illegal act usually plural
opposite right

do (someone) wrong

informal + old-fashioned
: to treat (someone) badly or unfairly

in the wrong

: in the position or situation of being wrong

two wrongs don't make a right

used to say that if someone hurts you, you should not hurt that person in return
4 wrong /ˈrɑːŋ/ verb
wrongs; wronged; wronging
4 wrong
/ˈrɑːŋ/
verb
wrongs; wronged; wronging
Learner's definition of WRONG
[+ object]
: to treat (someone) badly or unfairly
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