blame /bleɪm/USA pronunciation
v., blamed, blam•ing,n.
v. [~ + object]
to hold (someone) responsible:Don't blame me for the delay.
to find fault with; criticize: [used with a negative word or phrase, or in questions]I don't blame you for leaving.
[~ + object + on + object] to place the responsibility for (a fault, etc.) on:always blames his mistakes on me.
an act of finding fault; disapproval;
criticism:I received most of the blame for the collapse.
responsibility for anything deserving of criticism:took the blame for our error.
blame•less,adj.: a blameless life.
- Idioms to blame, responsible; at fault:The explosion was accidental;
no one was to blame.