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English definition of “blame”

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
(Definition of blame noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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