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Be responsible for a fault or wrong:‘he was to blame for their deaths’
- ‘The company that produces the weapons said other factors - such as medical conditions or incapacitation due to drink or drugs - were to blame for the deaths.’
- ‘She said that there was no one reason for the rise in divorce but a combination of social and economic factors were to blame.’
- ‘Road safety groups estimate 23 people have died in accidents on Britain's roads where mobiles were to blame.’
- ‘His father thought rats chewing through electrical wires may have caused a fault which was to blame for the fire.’
- ‘An electrical fault is believed to be to blame for the small fire which caused the meltdown.’
- ‘It was never clear exactly what he felt was wrong, who was to blame, or what should be done about it.’
- ‘Children this age are also interested in issues such as who is to blame or who is at fault.’
- ‘Poor equipment, poor training and poor leadership all were to blame there, as well as a logistical snafu that led to fuel contamination.’
- ‘Inquiries can pinpoint what went wrong, and who was to blame.’
- ‘They are wrong to conclude from this coincidence that economic growth is to blame for unhappiness.’
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