find fault

find fault
verb
harass with constant criticism
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Don't always pick on your little brother

Syn: ↑blame, ↑pick
Derivationally related forms: ↑faultfinder, ↑blame (for: ↑blame)
Hypernyms: ↑knock, ↑criticize, ↑criticise, ↑pick apart
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Somebody ——s PP

(for: ↑pick)
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Somebody ——s PP

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phrasal
: to discover and proclaim some defect or censurable action or quality : criticize unfavorably

he is chronically finding fault

— often used with with

at times found fault with interpretation, balance, tone quality — Current Biography

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find fault
1. To carp, be critical
2. (with with) to censure for some mistake or defect
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Main Entry:fault

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I
make an adverse criticism or objection, sometimes unfairly or destructively

he finds fault with everything I do

II
see fault

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find fault — see find, 1
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Main Entry:fault
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find fault
: to criticize someone or something

No matter what she did, her husband was always finding fault.

— usually + with

Her husband found fault with everything she did.

see also faultfinder
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Main Entry:find

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • find-fault — findˈ fault noun (Shakespeare) A person who finds fault with another • • • Main Entry: ↑find …   Useful english dictionary

  • find fault — ► find fault make an adverse criticism or objection, especially unfairly. Main Entry: ↑fault …   English terms dictionary

  • find fault — index blame, complain (criticize), decry, deprecate, discommend, except (object), object …   Law dictionary

  • find fault with — phrase to criticize someone or something, often after deliberately looking for mistakes It’s demoralizing to work for someone who constantly finds fault with you. Thesaurus: to criticize, accuse or blamesynonym words used to describe… …   Useful english dictionary

  • find fault with — index cavil, censure, complain (criticize), denounce (condemn), depreciate, disapprove (condemn …   Law dictionary

  • find fault (with somebody) — find fault (with sb/sth) idiom to look for and discover mistakes in sb/sth; to complain about sb/sth Main entry: ↑findidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • find fault (with something) — find fault (with sb/sth) idiom to look for and discover mistakes in sb/sth; to complain about sb/sth Main entry: ↑findidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • find fault — {v. phr.} To find something wrong; complain; criticize. * /She tries to please him, but he always finds fault./ * /They found fault with every box I made./ Compare: JUMP ON, PICK AT(3) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • find fault — {v. phr.} To find something wrong; complain; criticize. * /She tries to please him, but he always finds fault./ * /They found fault with every box I made./ Compare: JUMP ON, PICK AT(3) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • find\ fault — v. phr. To find something wrong; complain; criticize. She tries to please him, but he always finds fault. They found fault with every box I made. Compare: jump on, pick at(3) …   Словарь американских идиом

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