Blame

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Definition

to blame: to reproach, to hold responsible for, to say that (someone) is guilty
verb
To blame is usually followed by for or on:

The police blamed me for starting the fire. They held me responsible for it.
The CEO blamed his failure on the recent recession. He thought the recession was the reason for his failure.

Pronunciation examples
UK: I took the blame for losing the contract.
US: I would've blamed you, too!
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Examples

  • "The authorities have blamed a faulty switch for the catastrophe, which will cost the state five to six million euros."
  • "I blame it on server at station 12, which I am beginning to suspect is possessed."
  • "Experts are blaming this miscalculation on the 'excessive drinking culture' that exists at archeological digs."

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