English vocabulary and translations (See all)
to blame: to reproach, to hold responsible for, to say that (someone) is guilty
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.
UK: I took the blame for losing the contract.
US: I would've blamed you, too!
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- "The authorities have blamed a faulty switch for the catastrophe, which will cost the state five to six million euros."
- "Experts are blaming this miscalculation on the 'excessive drinking culture' that exists at archeological digs."
- "I blame it on server at station 12, which I am beginning to suspect is possessed."
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