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Synonyms for wrong

get someone wrong

go wrong: make a mistake

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go wrong: break down

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go wrong: lapse

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in the wrong

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that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law

any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right

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not correct

contrary to conscience or morality or law

not appropriate for a purpose or occasion

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not functioning properly

based on or acting or judging in error

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not in accord with established usage or procedure

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used of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face inward

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badly timed

characterized by errors

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in an inaccurate manner

References in periodicals archive ?
Ned gets the wrong end of the stick when Lauren tells him she cares for him, but he begs her not to tell Brad about his mistake.
Sean gets the wrong end of the stick and assumes Jesse is gay, and Becky, Hayley - and eventually Steve - go shopping for a wedding dress.
ROSS becomes increasingly jealous of Rachel's sexy new colleague, Mark, and gets the wrong end of the stick when he spies on her.
He often gets the wrong end of the stick and he's stupid, ignorant, arrogant and bigoted but he is also a useful mouthpiece to show how ridiculous certain people and events can be.
Karl gets the wrong end of the stick when Sarah asks him about life with Susan.
When the builder spots Tracy going home with a mystery man, he gets the wrong end of the stick and tells his boss.
If somebody gets the wrong end of the stick and thinks I'm gay - what can I really do about it?
Eva gets the wrong end of the stick as her relationship with Nick blossoms; she mistakenly thinks he wants them to move in together.
EMMERDALE: Toni gets the wrong end of the stick after Paddy presents her with a ring.
In other news, Pearl gets the wrong end of the stick when she thinks Paddy is inviting her to a party, when he's really planning to ask Rhona.