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Meaning of “fault” - Learner’s Dictionary

fault

noun     /fɔːlt/
sb's fault B1 If something bad that has happened is someone's fault, they are responsible for it: She believes it was the doctor's fault that Peter died.Guilty
at fault B2 responsible for something bad that has happened: I was at fault and I would like to apologize.Faults and mistakesGuilty
B2 [C] something that is wrong with something or with someone's character: The car has a serious design fault. One of his faults is that he's a bad loser.Faults and mistakes
find fault with sb/sth to criticize someone or something, especially without good reasonsDisapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
(Definition of fault noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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