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Words that show the wrong position

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upside-down / wrong-way-up

When something is upside-down or wrong-way-up, the part which is usually at the top is turned to be at the bottom.

 The house is upside down / wrong way up.

wrong-way-round / back-to-front

When something is wrong-way-round or back-to-front it is facing the wrong way.


 He is wearing his suit  wrong way round / back to front.


When something is inside-out, it has the usual inside part on the outside and the usual outside part on the inside.

 The jeans are inside out.

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