Translation of "fault" - English-Japanese dictionary

fault

noun uk /fɔːlt/ us /fɔlt/
be someone’s fault

B1 If something bad that happened is someone’s fault, they made it happen.

(人)の責任だ
The accident was not my fault.

something that is wrong with something

欠陥
The car has a serious design fault.

something that is wrong with someone’s character

欠点
He has many faults, but laziness isn’t one of them.
be at fault

to be responsible for something bad that has happened

落ち度がある
I was at fault and I would like to apologize.
The judge found the driver to be at fault for the accident.
verb uk /fɔːlt/ us /fɔlt/

to find a reason to criticize someone or something

~を批判する
I can’t fault the way that they dealt with the complaint.

(Translation of “fault” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)