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NAmE//bleɪm//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they blame
he / she / it blames
past simple blamed
-ing form blaming
to be responsible for something bad If anyone's to blame, it's me. Which driver was to blame for the accident?
be to blame (for something)jump to other results
used to advise someone not to do something, when you think they will do it despite your advice Call her if you like, but don't blame me if she's angry.
don't blame me(informal)jump to other results
used to say that you think that what someone did was reasonable and the right thing to do “I just slammed the phone down when he said that.” “I don't blame you!”
I don't blame you/her, etc. (for doing something)(informal)jump to other results
used to say that you think something is someone's own fault If you lose your job, you'll only have yourself to blame.
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