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fault Idioms & Phrases


At fault

  • adjective satellite deserving blame
    • admitted to being at fault
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  • unable to find the scent and continue chase; hance, in trouble ot embarrassment, and unable to proceed; puzzled; thhrown off the track.
Webster 1913

common fault

  • noun an inclined fault in which the hanging wall appears to have slipped downward relative to the footwall
    gravity fault; common fault.
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denali fault

  • noun a major open geological fault in Alaska
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double fault

  • noun (tennis) two successive faults in serving resulting in the loss of the point
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fault line

  • noun (geology) line determined by the intersection of a geological fault and the earth's surface
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fault-finder

Fault"-find`er noun
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  1. One who makes a practice off discovering others' faults and censuring them; a scold.
Webster 1913

fault-finding

Fault"-find`ing noun
Definitions
  1. The act of finding fault or blaming; -- used derogatively. Also Adj.
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find fault

  • verb harass with constant criticism
    blame; pick.
    • Don't always pick on your little brother
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geological fault

  • noun (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
    fault; break; faulting; fracture; shift.
    • they built it right over a geological fault
    • he studied the faulting of the earth's crust
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gravity fault

  • noun an inclined fault in which the hanging wall appears to have slipped downward relative to the footwall
    gravity fault; common fault.
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inclined fault

  • noun a geological fault in which one side is above the other
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no fault automobile insurance

  • noun a system of automobile insurance where a party who is injured in an automobile accident recovers damages up to a specific amount against his own insurance company regardless of who was responsible for the accident
    no fault automobile insurance.
    • the amount of litigation resulting from minor accidents is reduced by no fault insurance
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no fault insurance

  • noun a system of automobile insurance where a party who is injured in an automobile accident recovers damages up to a specific amount against his own insurance company regardless of who was responsible for the accident
    no fault automobile insurance.
    • the amount of litigation resulting from minor accidents is reduced by no fault insurance
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normal fault

  • noun an inclined fault in which the hanging wall appears to have slipped downward relative to the footwall
    gravity fault; common fault.
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overthrust fault

  • noun a geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compression
    overthrust fault; reverse fault.
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pick-fault

Pick"-fault` noun
Definitions
  1. One who seeks out faults.
Webster 1913

reverse fault

  • noun a geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compression
    overthrust fault; reverse fault.
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san andreas fault

  • noun a major geological fault in California; runs from San Diego to San Francisco; the source of serious earthquakes
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strike-slip fault

  • noun a geological fault in which one of the adjacent surfaces appears to have moved horizontally
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thrust fault

  • noun a geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compression
    overthrust fault; reverse fault.
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to a fault

  • adverb to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits
    excessively; overly; too.
    • too big
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To find fault

  • to find reason for blaming or complaining; to express dissatisfaction; to complain; followed by with before the thing complained of; but formerly by at. "Matter to find fault at."
Webster 1913

To find fault with

  • to blame; to censure.
Webster 1913

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