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Noun fault has 7 senses
  1. fault - responsibility for a bad situation or event; "it was John's fault"
    --1 is a kind of
    responsibility, responsibleness
    Derived form: verb fault1
  2. fault, geological fault, shift, fracture, break - (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; "they built it right over a geological fault"
    --2 is a kind of crack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissure
    --2 has parts: fault line
    --2 has particulars:
     Denali Fault; inclined fault; San Andreas Fault; strike-slip fault
  3. demerit, fault - the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection; "they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel"; "he knew his own faults much better than she did"
    --3 is a kind of worth
  4. mistake, error, fault - a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
    --4 is a kind of nonaccomplishment, nonachievement
    --4 has particulars:
     blot, smear, smirch, spot, stain; confusion, mix-up; incursion; miscalculation, misreckoning, misestimation; distortion; slip, slip-up, miscue, parapraxis; oversight, lapse; omission, skip; blunder, blooper, bloomer, bungle, foul-up, fuckup, flub, botch, boner, boo-boo; ballup, balls-up, cockup, mess-up; stupidity, betise, folly, foolishness, imbecility; revoke, renege
    Derived form: verb fault1
  5. defect, fault, flaw - an imperfection in a device or machine; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"
    --5 is a kind of imperfection, imperfectness
    --5 has particulars: bug, glitch; hole
  6. fault - (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area); "he served too many double faults"
    --6 is a kind of
    serve, service
    --6 has particulars: double fault; footfault
  7. fault - (electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.); "it took much longer to find the fault than to fix it"
    --7 is a kind of
    breakdown, equipment failure
Verb fault has 1 sense
  1. blame, fault - put or pin the blame on
    --1 is one way to charge, accuse
    Derived forms: noun fault1, noun fault4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody with something
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