at fault
phrasal 1. unable to find the scent and continue chase 2. open to blame ; responsible <
couldn't determine who was really at fault
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • At fault — Fault Fault, n. [OE. faut, faute, F. faute (cf. It., Sp., & Pg. falta), fr. a verb meaning to want, fail, freq., fr. L. fallere to deceive. See {Fail}, and cf. {Default}.] 1. Defect; want; lack; default. [1913 Webster] One, it pleases me, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • at fault — {adj. phr.} Responsible for an error or failure; to blame. * /The driver who didn t stop at the red light was at fault in the accident./ * /When the engine would not start, the mechanic looked at all the parts to find what was at fault./ Syn.: IN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at fault — {adj. phr.} Responsible for an error or failure; to blame. * /The driver who didn t stop at the red light was at fault in the accident./ * /When the engine would not start, the mechanic looked at all the parts to find what was at fault./ Syn.: IN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at fault — I adverb culpable, erring, in error, guilty, liable, responsible for, wrong II index blameful, blameworthy, culpable, delinquent (guilty of a misdeed), errant …   Law dictionary

  • at fault — adjective deserving blame admitted to being at fault • Similar to: ↑guilty * * * TO BLAME, blameworthy, culpable; responsible, guilty, in the wrong. → fault * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • at\ fault — adj. phr. Responsible for an error or failure; to blame. The driver who didn t stop at the red light was at fault in the accident. When the engine would not start, the mechanic looked at all the parts to find what was at fault. Syn.: in the wrong …   Словарь американских идиом

  • at fault — responsible for a bad or unpleasant situation When a marriage breaks up it is very hard to say who is at fault. The teacher was at fault for not telling the child s parents …   English dictionary

  • at fault — caused the problem, to blame    The judge will decide who s at fault who caused the crash …   English idioms

  • at fault — be responsible or to blame for something The truck driver was at fault in the terrible accident …   Idioms and examples

  • at fault — no one is at fault Syn: to blame, blameworthy, culpable; responsible, guilty, in the wrong …   Thesaurus of popular words

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