The blamed car won’t start.
It’s blamed cold out tonight.
to hold responsible; find fault with; censure:
I don’t blame you for leaving him.
to place the responsibility for (a fault, error, etc.) (usually followed by on):
I blame the accident on her.
Informal. blast; damn (used as a mild curse):
Blame the rotten luck.
an act of attributing fault; censure; reproof:
The judge said he found nothing to justify blame in the accident.
responsibility for anything deserving of censure:
We must all share the blame for this deplorable condition.
to blame, at fault; censurable:
I am to blame for his lateness.
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(mainly US) a euphemistic word for damned (sense 2), damned (sense 3)
responsibility for something that is wrong or deserving censure; culpability
an expression of condemnation; reproof
be to blame, to be at fault or culpable
(usually foll by for) to attribute responsibility to; accuse: I blame him for the failure
(usually foll by on) to ascribe responsibility for (something) to: I blame the failure on him
to find fault with
This adjective ‘blamed’ is the virtuous oath by which simple people, who are improving their habits, cure themselves of a stronger epithet. [Edward Everett Hale, “If, Yes, and Perhaps,” 1868]
Cf. also blamenation (1837) as an expletive. The imprecation blame me is attested from 1830.
lay (the blame) on
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to hold responsible; find fault with; censure: I don’t blame you for leaving him. to place the responsibility for (a fault, error, etc.) (usually followed by on): I blame the accident on her. Informal. blast; damn (used as a mild curse): Blame the rotten luck. an act of attributing fault; censure; reproof: The judge said […]
verb (of colleagues in a business, government, etc) to meet in order to apportion blame for an error or failure noun a meeting to discuss who is to blame for an error or failure