Definition of because of in English:

because of


  • On account of; by reason of:

    ‘they moved here because of the baby’
    • ‘After a couple of years we closed down because of lack of interest by adults in the village.’
    • ‘Some airport staff were unable to make it into work on time because of huge traffic jams.’
    • ‘Some would even say the only reason they go to watch Tranmere is because of Iain alone.’
    • ‘It would be a great shame if we ever had to lock our churches because of vandalism.’
    • ‘We hate to think that the reason we are the way we are is because of our genes, for example.’
    • ‘Houston said that a number of planes had crashed in the past because of trim problems.’
    • ‘He had to stop work as a retail assistant at Iceland in Rochdale because of ill health.’
    • ‘My mole at Camden said last summer they wouldn't get one now because of the bus stop.’
    • ‘Lives are being put at risk in a village because of a plague of pigeons, a woman has claimed.’
    • ‘He did not like them because of the offences they had committed and he wanted a transfer.’
    • ‘They waded towards the car but could not reach it because of the depth of the water.’
    • ‘The obvious point being that they were not siding with them because of those values.’
    • ‘The loss of a handful of email messages because of a technical glitch is an irritation.’
    • ‘Name a store or restaurant you no longer visit because of a bad experience you had there.’
    • ‘You have mentioned it a number of times that the reason the load is low is because of the cap.’
    • ‘I hate that image, not because of what it stood for but what it always reminded me of.’
    • ‘He also has a broad basis of support because of his background as a trade union official.’
    • ‘It was a lovely day but because of the slight breeze we had not realised quite how hot it must have been.’
    • ‘Was this because of the food or were the jumpers on display in the shop the magnet?’
    • ‘Four games were abandoned because of bad light but in the main the league got off to a good start.’
    on account of, as a result of, as a consequence of, owing to, by reason of, on grounds of, by dint of, due to
    thanks to, by virtue of, on the strength of
    through, after, following, in the wake of
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