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Definition of fault verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    fault somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fault
    he / she / it faults
    past simple faulted
    -ing form faulting
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  1. 1(often used in negative sentences with can and could) to find a mistake or a weakness in someone or something synonym criticize
  2. 2 Her colleagues could not fault her dedication to the job. He had always been polite—she couldn't fault him on that.
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