blame verb

ADV. unfairly, unjustly

VERB + BLAME can't/cannot, couldn't, don't ‘I just slammed the phone down when he said that.’ ‘I don't blame you!’ | can/could hardly You can hardly blame Peter for being angry with her.

PREP. for I don't blame Jack for the mistake. | on Whenever something goes wrong, everyone blames it on me.

PHRASES be (partly) to blame (for sth) A spokesman said that bad weather was to blame for the delay. | be widely blamed for sth The government has been widely blamed for the crisis.