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deserving to be blamed for something that has happened
if you are answerable for something, you are considered to be responsible for it
formal legally or morally responsible for doing something
forced to do something for legal or moral reasons
caused by your own actions
in a position where people have the right to criticize you or ask you why something happened
formal responsible for doing something bad or illegal
responsible for a bad or unpleasant situation
if something is up to you, you are responsible for doing it
if something is in someone’s hands, they are responsible for it
in competitive cycling, the illegal use of motors on bikes in order to gain advantage over other riders
to score a birdie at a hole in golf
be reversed; be as if it had never happened
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