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fault

noun  /fɔlt/ us  

fault noun (SOMETHING WRONG)

[C] a quality in a person that shows that the person is not perfect, or a condition of something that shows that it is not working perfectly: He loves me in spite of my faults. Some people find fault in everything they see.

fault noun (RESPONSIBILITY)

[U] responsibility for a mistake or for having done something wrong: I screwed up, so it was my fault we didn’t finish on time. The driver was at fault (= responsible) for the accident – he was going too fast.

fault noun (CRACK)

earth science [C] a crack in the earth’s surface where the rock is divided into two parts that can move against each other in an earthquake (= a sudden, violent movement of the earth’s surface)
Idioms

fault

verb [T]  /fɔlt/ us  

fault verb [T] (RESPONSIBILITY)

to blame someone: Professional athletes cannot be faulted for making millions of dollars when they attract the fans that make the sport popular.
Translations of “fault”
in Korean 결함, 단점…
in Arabic خَطأ, عَيب…
in French faute, défaut, faille…
in Turkish yanılgı, hata, kusur…
in Italian difetto, imperfezione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 錯誤, 過錯,過失, 責任…
in Russian дефект, недостаток…
in Polish wada…
in Spanish culpa, defecto, tara…
in Portuguese defeito, avaria…
in German die Schuld, der Fehler, die Verwerfung…
in Catalan defecte…
in Japanese 欠陥, 欠点…
in Chinese (Simplified) 错误, 过错,过失, 责任…
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