blame noun

VERB + BLAME get My brother broke the window, but I got the blame. | accept, bear, shoulder, take The company refused to accept any blame for the damage. | apportion, attach, attribute, lay, pin, place, put They placed the blame squarely on the doctor. | share The government must share the blame for this confusion. | escape, shift trying to shift the blame onto someone else | absolve sb from/of He was absolved of all blame.

BLAME + VERB fall on sb, lie with sb, rest with sb The blame lies with the police, who failed to act quickly enough.

PREP. ~ for He tried to escape blame for what he did.

PHRASES lay the blame at sb's door, part of the blame, a share of the blame The government tried to lay the blame at the door of the unions.