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This is despite the delay being due to a technical fault. The Sun (2016)Police said early investigations suggested a mechanical fault was to blame. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The fire was blamed on an electrical fault in the heating. The Sun (2016)It is rich with birdlife and wildlife and fault lines are evident. The Sun (2016)The onus will be on you to prove you did not cause the fault. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Wood approved the lorry three weeks earlier despite finding faults. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Initial reports suggested that a technical fault was to blame. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If either sound is missing, you know where the fault lies. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is a lot of anger, a lot of people asking whose fault this is. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It said the cost of repairing the faults it acknowledged was too low to meet its 1,500 threshold for payment. Times, Sunday Times (2017)We stay in pain when we stay in fault and blame. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is your fault that you lack competitiveness and it is your task to change that. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Temporary speed restrictions are normally imposed while line faults are repaired. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They say a technical fault led to a delay setting up your direct debit. The Sun (2012)Large lump sums were withdrawn from bank accounts after card payments were delayed by a fault. The Sun (2016)They suggested the fault must lie in the computer system that controlled the engines. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The delay was more than six hours due to a technical fault with the plane. The Sun (2016)The list of obligations extends beyond checking for electrical faults. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is hard to fault either appointment. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You could not really fault the way he did this. The Sun (2012)Thousands of hours in the nets had ironed out any potential faults a long time previously. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The lack of an external fertility indicator is a serious design fault in humans. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There are other fault lines that traverse the earth. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)The fault was caused by damage to the internal equipment in the home by an electrical storm. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Who could possibly find fault with that? Times, Sunday Times (2015)There is no fault and no blame. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Many of the faults can be repaired by owners. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The crash has previously been blamed on technical faults and human error. The Sun (2014)The independent investigation will focus on whether the pilot was the victim of a technical fault or human error. The Sun (2011)Building or structural survey: technical report on any structural defects and other faults. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It said that it would allow me to settle the bill over 12 months because the error was its fault. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I suppose it's my fault for wearing bad shoes. The Sun (2009)
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British English: fault /fɔːlt/ NOUN
If a bad or undesirable situation is your fault, you caused it or are responsible for it.
There was no escaping the fact: it was all his fault.
- American English: fault
- Arabic: خَطَأ
- Brazilian Portuguese: culpa
- Chinese: 故障
- Croatian: greška
- Czech: vina
- Danish: fejl
- Dutch: schuld
- European Spanish: culpa
- Finnish: vika syy
- French: faute responsabilité
- German: Schuld
- Greek: ατέλεια
- Italian: colpa
- Japanese: 責任
- Korean: 과실 실수
- Norwegian: feiltrinn
- Polish: błąd
- European Portuguese: culpa
- Romanian: vină
- Russian: вина
- Spanish: culpa responsabilidad
- Swedish: fel
- Thai: ข้อผิดพลาด
- Turkish: hata
- Ukrainian: провина
- Vietnamese: lỗi
British English: fault VERB
If you cannot fault someone, you cannot find any reason for criticizing them or the things that they are doing.
You can't fault them for lack of invention.
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