How to use
'not correct or as planned'
not correct, and not based on true facts
Your calculations must be wrong.
I think I
it is wrong to do something
It is wrong to assume that technological advance brings a higher quality of life.
I wish you'd stop trying to
show that I am wrong
all the time.
be wrong (about somebody/something)
to not be right in what you think or believe about someone or something
No, you're wrong. Brett wouldn't do a thing like that.
I was wrong about the new guy - he's not Belgian, he's French.
That's where you're wrong
! We never slept together.
used to describe a situation where there are problems, or when someone is ill or unhappy
there is something wrong/something is wrong
When he didn't come back that night, I knew that something was wrong.
What is wrong
with our society? People just don't seem to care any more.
Is anything wrong?
You haven't said more than two words since you got here.
got something wrong with
Don't worry, there's
not the right one
not the one that you intended or the one that you really want
The letter was delivered to the wrong address.
driving on the wrong side of the road
You've got the wrong man. I didn't kill her.
I think we went the
at that last turning.
There's no-one called Julia here. You must have the
wrong telephone number
not morally right
not morally right or acceptable
it is wrong that
It's wrong that people should have to sleep on the streets.
it is wrong to do something
We all accept that it is wrong to torture people.
doing anything wrong
There's nothing wrong with
making a profit, provided you don't cheat anyone.
not suitable for a particular purpose, situation, or person
It's the wrong time of year to be planning a holiday.
Anna and I were wrong for each other in dozens of ways
not suited for a romantic relationship with each other
if something is wrong with a vehicle or machine, it stops working properly
There's something wrong with
the car again.
➔ go wrong
be the wrong way round/around
to be in the wrong order
These two paragraphs are the wrong way round.
if something is the wrong way round, the back is where the front should be
You've got your T-shirt on the wrong way around.
the wrong way up
if something is the wrong way up, the top is where the bottom should be
The painting was hung the wrong way up.
take something the wrong way
to be offended by a remark because you have understood it wrongly
I like you. Don't take this the wrong way, now. I mean as a friend.
be in the wrong place at the wrong time
to get involved in trouble without intending to
get on the wrong side of somebody
to do something that gives someone a bad opinion of you, so that they do not like or respect you in the future
I wouldn't like to get on the wrong side of her.
get on the wrong side of the law
to get into trouble with the police
get off on the wrong foot
to start a job, relationship etc badly by making a mistake that annoys people
get the wrong end of the stick
to understand a situation in completely the wrong way
Geoff had got the wrong end of the stick, and thought I was angry with him.
be on the wrong track/tack
to have the wrong idea about a situation so that you are unlikely to get the result you want
be from the wrong side of the tracks
to be from a poor part of a town or a poor part of society
be the wrong side of thirty/forty etc
to be older than 30 etc
➔ get out of bed on the wrong side
correct me if I'm wrong
used as a polite way of saying that you think what you are going to say is correct
Correct me if I'm wrong, but
didn't you say you were going to do it?
you're not wrong
used to agree with someone
'This government is ruining the country!' 'You're not wrong there!'
fall/get into the wrong hands
if something secret or dangerous falls into the wrong hands, it is discovered by someone who may use it to harm people
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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