blame

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Plain form
blame

Third-person singular
blames

Past tense
blamed

Past participle
blamed

Present participle
blaming

  1. (transitive) If you blame someone or something for something bad, you say or think that they are the reason for or cause of it.
    It's not your fault... don't blame yourself.
    If you keep asking the woman why he attacked her, you're blaming the victim.
    She's changed, but I blame it on the drugs.
    Everything's gone wrong, and I want to know who's to blame.

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Singular
blame

Plural
blames

  1. (uncountable) The blame for something bad is the idea that you made or let it happen.
    You keep your mouth shut and I'll take the blame.
    I went told lies, beat up smaller boys, and put the blame on someone else.
    Coaches and players must share the blame for the worst season in club history.

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