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noun [uncountable] blame pronunciation in British English /bleɪm/
  1. responsibility for an accident, problem, or bad situation
    blame for:

    The police don't deserve the blame for what happened to these children.

    get the blame:

    Why do I always get the blame for everything?

    take the blame (=accept that you are responsible):

    The management has to take part of the blame for recent failures.

    put/lay the blame on someone:

    Citizens are laying the blame on the government for acting too late.

    a culture of blame (=a tendency to blame people instead of trying to solve problems):

    We're trying to get rid of the company's culture of blame.

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