What is Wrong?

Wrong is (adj) 1. not correct I must have pressed the wrong button. He gave three wrong answers and failed the test. That’s not the right time, is it? – No, the clock is wrong. You’ve come to the wrong house – there’s no one called Jones living here. There is something wrong with the television. 2. to start on the wrong foot to start to do things the wrong way to get out of bed on the wrong side to start the day badly to get the wrong end of the stick to misunderstand what someone is saying 3. not suitable You came just at the wrong time, when we were bathing the children. She was wearing the wrong sort of dress for a wedding. 4. bad It’s wrong to talk like that about her. Cheating in exams is wrong. 5. making someone worried what’s wrong? what is the matter? What’s wrong with my handwriting? – There’s nothing wrong with it, it’s just that I find it difficult to read. I hope nothing’s wrong, there’s nothing wrong, is there? I hope there is no problem (adv) badly Everything went wrong yesterday. She spelt my name wrong. don’t get me wrong don’t put the wrong meaning on what I’m trying to say Don’t get me wrong, I love him dearly but at times he can be infuriating. (noun) 1. a thing which is not right The group is campaigning against wrongs done to children in care. 2. to be in the wrong to have made a mistake I apologise – I was clearly in the wrong.


source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level