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at fault

Definition of at fault

  1. :  deserving blame for something bad :  responsible <She's not at fault for the accident.> <It will be difficult to determine who's really at fault.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  lack

    :  weakness, failing

    :  a moral weakness less serious than a vice

  1. :  to commit a fault :  err

    :  to fracture so as to produce a geologic fault

    :  to find a fault in


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