› A ditranstive verb can be followed by two objects, one of which has the action of the verb done to it and the other of which has the action of the verb directed towards it. In this dictionary, ditransitive verbs are shown with the label [+ two objects]:
Meaning of “ditransitive” in the English Dictionary
(Definition of “ditransitive” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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an area, often covered with sand or rocks, where there is very little rain and not many plants