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intransitive

adjective uk   /ɪnˈtræn.sə.tɪv/ /-ˈtrɑːn-/ /-zə-/  us   /-ˈtræn.sə.t̬ɪv/ /-zə-/ specialized
B2 (of a verb) having or needing no object: In the sentence "I tried to persuade him, but he wouldn't come", "come" is an intransitive verb. In this dictionary, verbs which are intransitive are marked [I].
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intransitively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
intransitive
noun [C] uk   us  
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Translations of “intransitive”
in Arabic فِعْل لازِم (نَحو)…
in Korean 자동사의…
in Malaysian tak transitif…
in French intransitif…
in Turkish geçişsiz, nesne almayan…
in Italian intransitivo…
in Chinese (Traditional) (動詞)不及物的…
in Russian непереходный (глагол)…
in Polish nieprzechodni…
in Vietnamese nội động từ…
in Spanish intransitivo…
in Portuguese intransitivo…
in Thai ซึ่งเป็นอกรรมกริยา…
in German intransitiv…
in Catalan intransitiu…
in Japanese (文法)自動詞…
in Indonesian intransitif…
in Chinese (Simplified) (动词)不及物的…
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