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English definition of “wrong”


adverb     /rɒŋ/ US  /rɑːŋ/
A2 informal in a way that is not correct: You've spelled my name wrong. → See also wronglyWrong get sth wrong B1 informal to make a mistake in the way you answer or understand something: I spent hours doing that calculation and I still got the answer wrong. You've got it all wrong - it was your boss that she was annoyed with and not you!Wrong go wrong B2 If a situation or event goes wrong, it becomes unpleasant and is not a success: Our marriage began to go wrong after we had our first child.Failing and doing badly to make a mistake: These shelves are very easy to put together - you can't go wrong. I thought I'd done this correctly, I just can't understand where I've gone wrong.Making mistakes B1 If a machine goes wrong, it stops working correctly: Our TV keeps going wrong.Not functioning
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