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wrong number

This page is about the collocation wrong number

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

an incorrect telephone number

For example

  • I'm sorry, but I think you must have dialled the wrong number.

  • If he's with his wife when I call, he says it's a wrong number and hangs up.

Quick Quiz

If you've called a wrong number, you've

a. called a strange person

b. called the wrong person

c. called an unlucky number

Contributor: Matt Errey