to be on wrong tack


to be on wrong tack
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English-russian dctionary of diplomacy. 2014.

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  • wrong, wrongly — Wrong is both an adjective and an adverb. It is correct to say That s the wrong attitude to take and Everything went wrong that day. Wrongly, an adverb only, should be used before a verb: The word was wrongly pronounced. Wrong in its adverbial… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • tack — I. /tæk / (say tak) noun 1. a short, sharp pointed nail or pin, usually with a flat and comparatively large head. 2. a stitch, especially a long stitch used in fastening seams, etc., preparatory to a more thorough sewing. 3. a fastening,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • tack — tack1 tacker, n. tackless, adj. /tak/, n. 1. a short, sharp pointed nail, usually with a flat, broad head. 2. Naut. a. a rope for extending the lower forward corner of a course. b. the lower forward corner of a course or fore and aft sail. See… …   Universalium

  • tack — I n. short nail 1) a carpet; thumb (AE; BE has drawing pin) tack direction of a sailing ship 2) the port; starboard tack course of action direction 3) to change tack 4) (misc.) to go off on the wrong tack II v. (d; tr.) ( to attach ) to tack onto …   Combinatory dictionary

  • tack — noun way of achieving sth ADJECTIVE ▪ right, wrong ▪ different, opposite ▪ same ▪ new VERB + TACK …   Collocations dictionary

  • tack´er — tack1 «tak», noun, verb. –n. 1. a short, sharp pointed nail or pin with a flat, broad head: »We bought some carpet tacks. 2. a long, loose stitch used as a temporary fastening before final sewing. 3. any very slight, loose fastening: »hanging by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tack — I [[t]tæk[/t]] n. 1) bui a short, sharp pointed nail, usu. with a broad, flat head 2) a course of action, esp. one differing from some preceding or other course: took the wrong tack[/ex] 3) a) naut. navig. the heading of a sailing vessel, when… …   From formal English to slang

  • wrong — wrong1 W1S1 [rɔŋ US ro:ŋ] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not correct)¦ 2 be wrong (about somebody/something) 3¦(problems)¦ 4¦(not the right one)¦ 5¦(not morally right)¦ 6¦(not suitable)¦ 7¦(not working)¦ 8 be the wrong way round/around 9 the wrong way up …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tack — tack1 [tæk] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(nail)¦ 2¦(pin)¦ 3¦(way of doing something)¦ 4¦(ship)¦ 5¦(horses)¦ 6¦(sewing)¦ 7¦(ugly objects)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Sense: 1 4, 6; Date: 1300 1400; : Old North French; Origin: taque fastening ] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wrong — 1 adjective 1 NOT CORRECT saying, believing, or depending on something that is not correct: Your calculations must be wrong. | be wrong to think/say: I m sorry; I was wrong to assume that you wanted to go. | prove sb wrong: I wish you d stop… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • wrong — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great, terrible ▪ past ▪ moral ▪ civil, criminal ▪ …   Collocations dictionary


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