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verb [transitive] blame pronunciation in American English /bleɪm/
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present tense
present participleblaming
past tenseblamed
past participleblamed
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  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.



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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