someone is to blame


someone is to blame
someone is responsible, someone must be held accountable

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • blame — blame1 W3S2 [bleım] v [T] [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: blamer, from Late Latin blasphemare; BLASPHEME] 1.) to say or think that someone or something is responsible for something bad ▪ Don t blame me it s not my fault. ▪ I blame his… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blame — 1 /bleIm/ verb (T) 1 to say or think that someone or something is responsible for something bad: It s not fair to blame me it s not my fault we lost. | blame sb/sth for: Mom blamed herself for Danny s problems. | The report blames poor safety… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • blame — [[t]ble͟ɪm[/t]] ♦♦ blames, blaming, blamed 1) VERB If you blame a person or thing for something bad, you believe or say that they are responsible for it or that they caused it. [V n for n] The commission is expected to blame the army for many of… …   English dictionary

  • blame — verb. 1. Two constructions are now standard: to blame someone for something and to blame something on someone. Gowers (1965) described the second as a needless variant, but such strictures are futile in the face of incontrovertible evidence of… …   Modern English usage

  • blame — [blām] vt. blamed, blaming [ME blamen < OFr blasmer, to speak evil of < LL(Ec) blasphemare,BLASPHEME] 1. to accuse of being at fault; condemn (for something); censure 2. to find fault with (for something) 3. to place responsibility for (an… …   English World dictionary

  • blame/shoot the messenger — to become angry at someone who has told you bad news • • • Main Entry: ↑messenger …   Useful english dictionary

  • blame — I UK [bleɪm] / US verb [transitive] Word forms blame : present tense I/you/we/they blame he/she/it blames present participle blaming past tense blamed past participle blamed *** to say or think that someone or something is responsible for an… …   English dictionary

  • blame — blame1 [ bleım ] verb transitive *** to say or think that someone or something is responsible for an accident, problem, or bad situation: If it all goes wrong, don t blame me. Crime is a complex issue we can t simply blame poverty and… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blame*/*/ — [bleɪm] verb [T] I to say or think that someone or something is responsible for an accident, problem, or bad situation If it all goes wrong, don t blame me.[/ex] The hospital has launched an inquiry to find out who was to blame for the… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • blame — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun VERB + BLAME ▪ get ▪ My brother broke the window, but I got the blame. ▪ accept, bear, shoulder, take ▪ The compan …   Collocations dictionary


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