to wrong (somebody)


1. treat someone in an unfair or cruel way






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want revenge on those who have wronged you

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To 'wong' someone or 'to do someone wrong' means to treat someone unfairly, unjustly or cruelly. If you are on the receiving end you can say you were 'wronged' or feel 'wronged'. Similar in meaning to 'to slight somebody'. This is a phrase used more in formal situations.

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  1. Nick was very angry about what had happened and wanted revenge on those who he felt had wronged him.
  2. Alex mustn't have a conscience to wrong Sarah the way he did. He was way out of line!

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  1. I didn't intend to do her wrong. Perhaps if she had read the contract more carefully before signing she wouldn't be in this mess.
  2. If you feel wronged in any way by your employer you should arrange to meet with HR.

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