Definition of get (someone) wrong
- Don't get me wrong—I like his parents. They're just a little too strict.
- I hope I didn't get him wrong. I thought he said I could tell you what happened.
: to gain possession of
: to receive as a return : earn
: to obtain by concession or entreaty
: something begotten:
: the entire progeny of a male animal
: a document of release from obligation in Jewish law
: a religious divorce by Jewish law
: some person : somebody
: an injurious, unfair, or unjust act : action or conduct inflicting harm without due provocation or just cause
: a violation or invasion of the legal rights of another
: something wrong, immoral, or unethical
: not according to the moral standard : sinful, immoral
: not right or proper according to a code, standard, or convention : improper
: not according to truth or facts : incorrect
: without accuracy : incorrectly
: without regard for what is proper or just
: in a wrong direction
: to do wrong to : injure, harm
: to treat disrespectfully or dishonorably : violate
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