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wrong  

  ( wrongs    plural & 3rd person present)   ( wronging    present participle)   ( wronged    past tense & past participle  )
1       adj   If you say there is something wrong, you mean there is something unsatisfactory about the situation, person, or thing you are talking about.  
v-link ADJ, oft ADJ with n     (Antonym: right)    Pain is the body's way of telling us that something is wrong..., Nobody seemed to notice anything wrong..., What's wrong with him?     
2       adj   If you choose the wrong thing, person, or method, you make a mistake and do not choose the one that you really want.  
usu ADJ n     (Antonym: right)    He went to the wrong house..., The wrong man had been punished..., Could you have given them the wrong drug by mistake?..., There is no right or wrong way to do these exercises.     
      Wrong is also an adverb., adv   ADV after v     (Antonym: right)    You've done it wrong..., I must have dialed wrong.     
3       adj   If something such as a decision, choice, or action is thewrong one, it is not the best or most suitable one.  
ADJ n     (Antonym: right)    I really made the wrong decision there..., The wrong choice of club might limit your chances of success..., We got married when I was 30 for all the wrong reasons.     
4       adj   If something is wrong, it is incorrect and not in accordance with the facts.,   (Antonym: right)    How do you know that this explanation is wrong?..., 20 per cent of the calculations are wrong., ...a clock which showed the wrong time..., Lots of people got the questions wrong.     
      Wrong is also an adverb., adv   ADV after v  
I must have added it up wrong, then..., It looks like it's spelled wrong..., I can see exactly where he went wrong.     
  wrongly      adv   ADV with v  
A child was wrongly diagnosed as having a bone tumour..., Civilians assume, wrongly, that everything in the military runs smoothly.     
5       adj   If something is wrong or goes wrongwith a machine or piece of equipment, it stops working properly.  
v-link ADJ, usu ADJ with n  
We think there's something wrong with the computer..., Something must have gone wrong with the satellite link.     
6       adj   If you are wrong about something, what you say or think about it is not correct.  
v-link ADJ, oft ADJ about n, ADJ in -ing, it v-link ADJ to-inf, ADJ to-inf     (Antonym: right)    I was wrong about it being a casual meeting..., It would be wrong to assume that rich countries will always be able to insulate themselves with drugs against the ravages of new diseases..., I'm sure you've got it wrong. Kate isn't like that..., It's been very nice to prove them wrong.     
7       adj   If you think that someone was wrongto do something, you think that they should not have done it because it was bad or immoral.  
ADJ to-inf     (Antonym: right)    She was wrong to leave her child alone..., We don't consider we did anything wrong.     
      Wrong is also a noun., n-uncount  
...a man who believes that he has done no wrong.     
8       adj   Wrong is used to refer to activities or actions that are considered to be morally bad and unacceptable.  
v-link ADJ, oft it v-link ADJ to-inf/that  
Is it wrong to try to save the life of someone you love?..., They thought slavery was morally wrong..., The only thing I consider wrong is when you hurt someone..., There is nothing wrong with journalists commenting on the attractiveness of artists.     
      Wrong is also a noun., n-uncount     (Antonym: right)    Johnson didn't seem to be able to tell the difference between right and wrong.     
9       n-count   A wrong is an unfair or immoral action.  
I intend to right that wrong..., The insurance company should not be held liable for the wrongs of one of its agents.     
10       verb   If someone wrongs you, they treat you in an unfair way.  
You have wronged my mother...      V n  
She felt she'd been wronged...      V n  
Those who have wronged must be ready to say: `We have hurt you by this injustice.'      V  
11       adj   You use wrong to describe something which is not thought to be socially acceptable or desirable.  
ADJ n  
If you went to the wrong school, you won't get the job...     
12    If a situation goes wrong, it stops progressing in the way that you expected or intended, and becomes much worse.  
go wrong      phrase   V inflects  
It all went horribly wrong...     
13    If someone who is involved in an argument or dispute has behaved in a way which is morally or legally wrong, you can say that they are in the wrong.  
in the wrong      phrase   usu v-link PHR  
He didn't press charges because he was in the wrong...     
14   
    not far wrong  
    far  
    to get off on the wrong foot  
    foot  
    to get hold of the wrong end of the stick  
    stick  
    to be barking up the wrong tree  
    tree  


wrong-foot        ( wrong-foots    3rd person present)   ( wrong-footing    present participle)   ( wrong-footed    past tense & past participle  ) , wrong foot   If you wrong-foot someone, you surprise them by putting them into an unexpected or difficult situation.  
  (mainly BRIT)      verb  
He has surprised his supporters and wrong-footed his opponents with his latest announcement.      V n  
wrong-headed     
If you describe someone as wrong-headed, you mean that although they act in a determined way, their actions and ideas are based on wrong judgments.      adj  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
exp.
it's said when someone has done things in the wrong order
exp.
mislead someone; deliberately provide wrong information to forbid someone from knowing the truth
E.g.: They are no longer in town, but hey left their car in front of the house just to put everybody off the scent.
n.
When men have quality time together, and do "guy" things.
[Slang] related to bro-mance
v.
1. perdre du temps 2. passer le temps ; tuer le temps
exp.
a difficult time
exp.
have a great time; enjoy oneself
exp.
When something is 'in the air', it means something exciting or significant is taking place or about to happen. Ex.: Spring is in the air - it's time for change!
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
exp.
spend time and energy doing something that is pointless
expression arisen in the 15th century when Newcastle (England) was a major exporter of coal
n.
free time spent taking care also of work-related tasks
formed based on "work" and "leisure"
exp.
let the time go by without doing something important, relax, waste time
E.g.: It was a quite evening: we sat around chatting and watching TV.
n.
a single place where you can find everything you need, usually found in different places
n.
the diametrically opposite point on Earth's surface for a specific place
n.
One place to find many different unique antiques, collectibles, and novelty items
n.
has been put in a place where everybody can see it.
There are many kinds of species on display in the zoo,lets go and visit there.
v.
to picture in your mind a person,place, thing, or event using only your imagination.
exp.
A progressing virtual world of global computers having networks of interdependent information technology infrastructures, telecommunications networks and computer processing systems in which online interactions takes place.
[Tech.]
exp.
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
adj.
[arch.] near in space, time or relation, almost (followed by: upon)
"nigh upon" is even stronger in keeping with an antiquated, even biblical style. "The end of the world is nigh upon us"
n.
a sound (usually a song, jingle) that one hears mentally for a certain period of time
n.
a woman, generally in her twenties, who shows she is having a good time with her friends by shooting "WOO" ("HOO") usually in unison with other woo girls
[Fam.]
n.
someone who, most of the time, carries a device enabling him to capture his day-by-day experiences (such as a photo camera, mobile phone etc.)
exp.
sleep for a short period of time, have a light sleep
n.
a website that did not undergo any change for a long period of time
[Comp.];[Slang]
exp.
someone who spends very few time with his wife/ her husband because of the partner's preoccupation with physical exercise
n.
a type of work that goes on 24 hours from 24 hours because the teams performing it are located in various time zones.
E.g: Some claim that follow-the-sun is a business failure. It can be used also as a verb (Our team follows the sun ) or as an adjective (We offer follow-the-sun business support) .
n.
1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.
exp.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
exp.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
exp.
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one

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