wrong · adjective /rɒŋ/Full view
Nouns: wrong
Adjectives: wrong, wrongful
Verbs: wrong
Adverbs: wrong, wrongly, wrongfully
wrong (NOT CORRECT)
A1 not correct
Dictionary examples:

Three of your answers were wrong.

That clock is wrong - it's 12.30, not 12.15.

I'm sorry, you've got the wrong number.

We're going the wrong way.

Learner example:

We [listen to a] tape somet[ime]s, and mark wrong letters. (Skills for Life (Entry 1); A1; Polish)

be wrong
A2 to think or say something that is not correct
Dictionary examples:

I was wrong about the time - the shop closed at 7, not 8.

You're wrong in thinking that Matt is from the States - he's Canadian.

Learner example:

If I'm not wrong, it is in the living room. (Key English Test; A2; Spanish)

get sth wrong
B1 to produce an answer or result that is not correct, or to say or write something that is not correct
Dictionary examples:

I got most of the answers wrong.

The newspapers got the story completely wrong.

wrong (PROBLEM)
B1 never before noun If something is wrong, there is a problem.
Dictionary examples:

You've been quiet all evening. Is there anything wrong?

What's wrong?

There's something wrong with my computer.

Learner example:

I didn't kn[o]w him, so I thought that there was something wrong. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Spanish)

wrong (NOT MORAL)
B2 never before noun not considered morally acceptable by most people
Dictionary examples:

Children should be taught that violence is wrong.

It is wrong to tell lies.

What's wrong with having a bit of fun?

Learner example:

To sum up, I think it is wrong to keep animals in zoos. (First Certificate in English; B2; Portuguese)

wrong (NOT SUITABLE)
C1 not suitable or correct, or not as it should be
Dictionary examples:

She's the wrong person for the job.

She got in with the wrong crowd at university.

Learner example:

Personally I prefer to think that you gave the job to the wrong person. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Catalan)

get off/start on the wrong foot
C2 to start a relationship or activity badly
Dictionary example:

He got off on the wrong foot with my parents by arriving late.

Learner example:

One of the greatest pleasure[s] of reading "The Remains of the Day" would be to see the gradual development of the relationship between Stevens and Miss Kenton. From the beginning, they get off on the wrong foot. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Korean)

wrong · adverb /rɒŋ/
Nouns: wrong
Adjectives: wrong, wrongful
Verbs: wrong
Adverbs: wrong, wrongly, wrongfully
wrong
A2 in a way that is not correct
Dictionary example:

You've spelt my name wrong.

go wrong
B1 to develop problems
Dictionary example:

Something's gone wrong with my computer.

Learner example:

Despite all that went wrong, there was something I really enjoyed. It was visiting the Diamond Cave. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Portuguese)

Don't get me wrong
C2 used when you do not want someone to think that you do not like someone or something
Dictionary example:

Don't get me wrong, I like her, but she can be very annoying.

Learner example:

Don't get me wrong, I love my aunts, I really do, but not as houseguests. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Portuguese)

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