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English definition of “wrong”


adjective (NOT SUITABLE)    /rɒŋ/ US  /rɑːŋ/
C1 not suitable or correct, or not as it should be: She's the wrong person for the job. We must have taken a wrong turning. I'm sorry, you've got the wrong number (= this is not the phone number you wanted). → Compare right adjectiveUnsuitable and unacceptable describes something that is not considered to be socially acceptable or suitable: She got in with the wrong crowd (= a group of people who were not considered socially acceptable) at university.Unsuitable and unacceptable B1 If you ask someone what is wrong, you want to know what is worrying or upsetting them: You've been quiet all evening. Is there anything wrong? What's wrong with you today?Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters the wrong way round/around If something is the wrong way round/around, the part that should be at the front is at the back: You've got your skirt on the wrong way round.Backwards, sideways and back and forth
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