Meaning of “intransitive” in the English Dictionary

"intransitive" in British English

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intransitiveadjective

uk /ɪnˈtræn.sə.tɪv/ /ɪnˈtrɑːn.sə.tɪv/ /ɪnˈtræn.zə.tɪv/ /ɪnˈtrɑːn.zə.tɪv/ us /ɪnˈtræn.sə.t̬ɪv/ specialized
intransitively
adverb uk /ɪnˈtræn.sə.tɪv.li/ /ɪnˈtrɑːn.sə.tɪv.li/ /ɪnˈtræn.zə.tɪv.li/ /ɪnˈtrɑːn.zə.tɪv.li/ us /ɪnˈtræn.sə.t̬ɪv.li/
intransitive
noun [ C ] uk us

Grammar

(Definition of “intransitive” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"intransitive" in American English

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intransitiveadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ɪnˈtræn·sə·t̬ɪv, -zə-/

grammar (of a verb) needing no direct object (= the thing the verb acts on):

In the sentence "I ran with him to the store," "ran" is an intransitive verb.

(Definition of “intransitive” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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