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English Definitionto put the blame on; to accuse
Simplified Script归咎
Traditional Script歸咎
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄍㄨㄟ ㄐㄧㄡˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gwai1gau3
Word Decomposition
guīto return; to go back to; to give back to; (of a responsibility) to be taken care of by; to belong to; to gather together; (used between two identical verbs) despite; to marry (of a woman) (old); division on the abacus with a one-digit divisor; (Chinese surname)
jiùfault; to blame; to punish; calamity; misfortune

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
归还guīhuánto return something; to revert
归纳guīnàto sum up; to summarize; to conclude from facts; induction (method of deduction in logic)
归结guījiéto sum up; to conclude; in a nutshell; the end (of a story)
归根到底guīgēn dàodǐafter all; in the final analysis; ultimately
归根结底guīgēn jié dǐin the final analysis; ultimately
Words With Same Tail Word    
任咎rènjiùto take the blame
引咎yǐnjiùto take the blame; to accept responsibility (for a mistake)
动辄得咎dòngzhé dé jiùfaulted at every turn (idiom); can't get anything right
既往不咎jìwǎng bù jiùto forget and not bear recriminations (idiom); to let bygones be bygones; There is no point in crying over spilt milk.
自取其咎zìqǔ qí jiùto have only oneself to blame (idiom); to bring trouble through one's own actions
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