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English definition of “blame”


noun [U]     /bleɪm/
B2 the situation in which people say or think that someone or something did something wrong or is responsible for something bad happening: Health officials put the blame for the disease on (= say that the reason for the disease is) poor housing conditions. They tried to pin (= put) the blame for the killing on an innocent army officer. We want to find out what happened, not to apportion blame (= to say someone or something was wrong).Blaming and accusing take the blame If you take the blame for something, you say that you did it or that it is your fault: If anything goes wrong, I'll take the blame.Blaming and accusing
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