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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A verb (or verb construction) that does not take an object adj. - Designating a verb that does not require or cannot take a direct object.

Usage examples (31)
  • There is an 'intransitive' element in us, a habit of doing things that have significance.
  • An "intransitive" verb, of course, is one that acts on its own, without an object.
  • The verb "lie" (prone or at rest) is intransitive, meaning, as you well know it, cannot have direct objects.
  • Some transitive verbs have English meanings which do not differ in form from the "intransitive" English verbs to which they are related for more
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