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adjective wrong pronunciation in American English /rɔŋ/
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  1. 1
    not accurate or correct
    We must have gone the wrong way.
    the wrong answer
    1. a.
      not sensible
      Think about this carefully – you don’t want to make the wrong decision.
    2. b.
      used for saying that someones opinion is not correct
      I thought it’d only take a few minutes, but I was wrong.
  2. 2
    not morally right
    wrong that: The arbitrator decided it was wrong that such actions should go unpunished.
    morally wrong: They believe that making money out of prisons is morally wrong.
  3. 3
    [never before noun] if there is something wrong, there is a problem
    You don’t look well. Is anything wrong?
    I checked the engine, but I couldn’t find anything wrong.
    One look at her face told us that something was terribly wrong.
    wrong with: There was something wrong with one of the tires.
  4. 4
    not appropriate
    It’s the wrong place for such a big industrial development.
    wrong for: The colors just look wrong for a room this size.



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