Doctors blamed exertion and said there was nothing to worry about.

I knew exertion means attempts or try.

But here what does that mean by 'blamed exertion'?

  • 4
    Your definition of exertion is wrong; that's what's causing the problem.
    – Lunivore
    Sep 23, 2012 at 15:22
  • Blame - exertion
    – None
    Sep 23, 2012 at 15:49

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In this instance exertion means vigorous activity or exercise. The phrase 'blamed exertion' just means that the vigorous activity or exercise is what doctors blamed (perhaps for a fainting spell, for one example).

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