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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   /-li/ us  
intransitive
noun [C] uk   us  
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Translations of “intransitive”
in Korean 자동사의…
in Arabic فِعْل لازِم (نَحو)…
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 Spanish intransitivo…
in Portuguese intransitivo…
in German intransitiv…
in Catalan intransitiu…
in Japanese (文法)自動詞…
in Chinese (Simplified) (动词)不及物的…
(Definition of intransitive from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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