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English verb: go wrong

1. go wrong (social) be unsuccessful


SamplesWhere do today's public schools fail?.
The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably.


Synonymsfail, miscarry


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Narrower (hyponym)ball up, blow, bobble, bodge, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, bungle, fall, fall flat, fall through, flop, flub, fluff, foul up, founder, fuck up, fumble, louse up, mess up, mishandle, miss, muck up, muff, overreach, screw up, shipwreck, spoil, strike out, take it on the chin


Antonymsbring home the bacon, deliver the goods, succeed, come through, win









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