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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In the manner of a verb that does not take an object.

Usage examples (19)
  • You can use the verb `drink' intransitively, without a direct object
  • Unrelated, but my pet peeve is “pass” used intransitively, without the word “away”, meaning “to die”.
  • Could it have something to do with confusion from using "bore" past tense of "bear," which can be used intransitively?
  • Alternately, you can say I am bored with X, and then the analogy to "tire/tired" seems a good one: to use intransitively you say I tire of X. for more
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