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"intransitive" in British English

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uk   /ɪnˈtræn.sə.tɪv/ /ɪnˈtrɑːn.sə.tɪv/ /ɪnˈtræn.zə.tɪv/ /ɪnˈtrɑːn.zə.tɪv/ us   /ɪnˈtræn.sə.t̬ɪv/ 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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adverb uk   /ɪnˈtræn.sə.tɪ /ɪnˈtrɑːn.sə.tɪ /ɪnˈtræn.zə.tɪ /ɪnˈtrɑːn.zə.tɪ us   /ɪnˈtræn.sə.t̬ɪ
noun [C] uk   us  
(Definition of intransitive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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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