blameverb [ T ]uk /bleɪm/ us /bleɪm/
I don't blame sb
be to blame
- It's tempting to blame television for the increase in crime.
- They blamed their defeat on the media's one-sided reporting of the election campaign.
- She blamed me for practically every mistake in the report.
- Human error has been blamed for the air crash.
- Anything that goes wrong in the office is blamed on Pete.
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blamenoun [ U ]uk /bleɪm/ us /bleɪm/
Health officials put the blame for the disease on (= say that the reason for the disease is) poor housing conditions.
take the blame
- It is not the job of the investigating committee to allocate blame for the disaster.
- The report assigned the blame for the accident to inadequate safety regulations.
- She can't accept she made a mistake and now she's trying to lay the blame on her assistant.
- I accept my portion of the blame.
- Teachers cannot be expected to shoulder all the blame for poor exam results.