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  • Sense 2. to be responsible for destroying or putting (people, aircraft, etc.) out of action. - Was someone getting confused with "be accountable" I wonder? -- ALGRIF talk 15:21, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
I think this is like "Wills accounted for 3 of the Dodgers' 5 runs in the game." or "Toxic fumes accounted for more of the deaths than either the impact or burns." Perhaps the senses are: "deemed to be the cause of" and "causing", rather than what is in the entry. DCDuring TALK 17:06, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
Perhaps it just needs tidying up, then? -- ALGRIF talk 17:22, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
Missing senses, too. DCDuring TALK 17:25, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
Cited IMHO. DCDuring TALK 16:04, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

RFV passed. Thanks, DCDuring! —RuakhTALK 13:36, 7 March 2010 (UTC)