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verb [transitive] blame pronunciation in American English /bleɪm/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyblame
he/she/itblames
present participleblaming
past tenseblamed
past participleblamed
  1. to say or think that someone or something is responsible for an accident, problem, or bad situation

    If it doesn’t work, don’t blame me.

    Crime is a complex issue – we can’t simply blame poverty and unemployment.

    blame something on someone/something:

    You can’t blame all your problems on your family.

    blame someone/something for something:

    Organizers blame the weather for the low turnout.

    be to blame (for):

    The hospital has launched an investigation to find out who was to blame for the mistake.

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