Definition of blam
1. blame [ v ] put or pin the blame onUsed in print:
(Christopher Davis, First Family....)
Mr._McKinley examined everything with critical care , seeking something material to blame for his son 's illness .Synonyms blame fault Related Terms absolve charge fault
2. blame [ v ] harass with constant criticism
Examples: "Don't always pick on your little brother"
(The Providence Journal...)
Everybody fell_in_love with Amy again last night at the Warwick_Musical_Theater , and Shelley_Berman was to blame .
(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)
As_usual , Mrs._Lincoln had lost her head , but nobody blamed her for doing so now .
(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)
Nor could he blame them .Synonyms blame pick find_fault Related Terms criticize cynic
3. blame [ v ] attribute responsibility to
Examples: "We blamed the accident on her" "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"
(Kenneth Reiner, "Coping with Runaway Technology"...)
We are tempted to blame others for our problems rather than look them straight in the face and realize they are of_our_own making and possible of solution only by ourselves with the help of desperately needed , enlightened , competent leaders .
(Frances and Richard Lockridge, Murder Has...)
Seeing the man he blamed for this made_much_of - youth and bitterness and -Synonyms blame charge Related Terms impute ascribe incrimination
4. blame [ n ] an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed
Examples: "his incrimination was based on my testimony" "the police laid the blame on the driver"
(T. C. McClary, "The Flooded Desert," Argosy,...)
Her face was pale but set and her dark eyes smoldered with blame for Ben .
He swung toward the front to give the news to Hettie , then stopped , barred from her by the vehemence of her blame and hate .Synonyms blame inculpation incrimination Related Terms accusation self-incrimination accuse incriminate
5. blame [ n ] a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
Examples: "he took the blame for it" "it was a bum rap"
(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)
Then he thought_of Aaron_Blaustein standing in his rich house saying : `` God is tired_of taking the blame .
He is going_to let History take the blame for_a_while '' .Synonyms blame rap Related Terms reproach
6. blame [ a ] expletives used informally as intensifiers
Examples: "he's a blasted idiot" "it's a blamed shame" "not a blessed dime" "I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing" "he's a damn fool" "an infernal nuisance"
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