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Related to fault: thrust fault, San Andreas Fault, electrical fault
If you blame someone for something bad that has happened, you think that they made it happen.
You can blame something on someone.
If someone is to blame for something bad that has happened, they caused it.
Don't say that something is someone's 'blame'. You say that it is their fault.
You can say that someone is at fault.
Don't say that someone is 'in fault'.
Past participle: faulted
|Noun||1.||fault - a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"|
blot, smirch, smear, stain, spot - an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"
mix-up, confusion - a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another; "he changed his name in order to avoid confusion with the notorious outlaw"
incursion - the mistake of incurring liability or blame
distortion - the mistake of misrepresenting the facts
parapraxis, slip-up, miscue, slip - a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
offside - (sport) the mistake of occupying an illegal position on the playing field (in football, soccer, ice hockey, field hockey, etc.)
blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, fuckup, pratfall, bloomer - an embarrassing mistake
|2.||fault - an imperfection in an object or machine; "a flaw caused the crystal to shatter"; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"|
blister - a flaw on a surface resulting when an applied substance does not adhere (as an air bubble in a coat of paint)
hole - a fault; "he shot holes in my argument"
|3.||fault - the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection; "they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel"; "he knew his own faults much better than she did"|
worth - the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful
|4.||fault - (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; "they built it right over a geological fault"; "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust"|
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
fault line - (geology) line determined by the intersection of a geological fault and the earth's surface
inclined fault - a geological fault in which one side is above the other
strike-slip fault - a geological fault in which one of the adjacent surfaces appears to have moved horizontally
|5.||fault - (electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.); "it took much longer to find the fault than to fix it"|
electronics - the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices
|6.||fault - responsibility for a bad situation or event; "it was John's fault"|
|7.||fault - (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area); "he served too many double faults"|
double fault - (tennis) two successive faults in serving resulting in the loss of the point
footfault - a fault that occurs when the server in tennis fails to keep both feet behind the baseline
squash rackets, squash racquets, squash - a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets
badminton - a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net
lawn tennis, tennis - a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
|Verb||1.||fault - put or pin the blame on|
failing credit, strength, asset, merit, attribute, virtue, goodness, perfection
with all his faults → con todos sus defectos
her fault is excessive shyness → peca de tímida
generous to a fault → excesivamente generoso
to find fault → poner reparos
to find fault with sth/sb → criticar algo/a algn
it's all your fault → tú tienes toda la culpa
it's not my fault → no es culpa mía
you were at fault in not telling us → hiciste mal en no decírnoslo
your memory is at fault → no te acuerdas bien
you were not at fault → no por culpa suya
through no fault of his own → sin falta alguna de su parte
whose fault is it (if ...)? → ¿quién tiene la culpa (si ...)?
It's my fault → C'est de ma faute.
Whose fault was it? → C'était la faute de qui?
sb's own fault
It's his own fault → Il ne peut s'en prendre qu'à lui-même.
through no fault of his own → sans qu'il y soit pour quoi que ce soit
through no fault of their own → sans qu'ils y soient pour quoi que ce soit
at fault → fautif/ive, coupable no-fault divorce
There's a fault in this material → Ce tissu a un défaut.
a mechanical fault → une défaillance mécanique
a technical fault → une défaillance technique
to find fault with sb/sth → trouver à redire à qn/qch, trouver à critiquer à qn/qch
to a fault → à l'excès
generous to a fault → eccessivamente generoso/a
to find fault with sb/sth → trovare da ridire su qn/qc
to be at fault → avere torto
your memory is at fault → non ricordi bene