Translation of "fault" - English-Portuguese dictionary

fault

noun uk /fɔːlt/
be someone’s fault

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

ser culpa de alguém
The accident was not my fault.

something that is wrong with something

defeito, avaria
The car has a serious design fault.

something that is wrong with someone’s character

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

to be responsible for something bad that has happened

ter culpa
I was at fault and I would like to apologize.
The judge found the driver to be at fault for the accident.

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