get (someone or something) wrong

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Definition of get (someone or something) wrong

: to fail to understand (someone or something) correctly She got the instructions wrong. Don't get me wrong—I like his parents. They're just a little too strict. You've got it all wrong! That's not how it's done.

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“Get (someone or something) wrong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20%28someone%20or%20something%29%20wrong. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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