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go wrong

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgo wronggo wronga) BROKENto stop working properly Something’s gone wrong with my watch. b) MISTAKEto make a mistake during a process so that you do not get the right result Follow these instructions and you can’t go wrong (=you are sure to succeed). c) FAILto do something that makes a plan, relationship etc fail Thinking back on the marriage, I just don’t know where we went wrong. wrong
Examples from the Corpus
go wrongAs far the contract was concerned, I don't know where I went wrong.It is not that juries occasionally go wrong.It was obvious that much could go wrong.John Hill's son says he's not been given the full facts about what went wrong.Research shows that many injured patients simply want to find out what went wrong.Check your work again and see if you can spot where you went wrong.If you follow the easy step-by-step instructions, you really can't go wrong.It was soon after the birth of their first child that their relationship started to go wrong.Only the two of you know what went wrong.If not, what went wrong?In case anything went wrong, I was prepared to make a dash for Armstrong.But it all went wrong when, some 15 years ago, he flunked math and didn't get into college.The rescue attempt went badly wrong when the building collapsed.The experiment went wrong when the chemicals combined to form a poisonous gas.
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