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English definition of “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].
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
noun [C] uk   us  
(Definition of intransitive from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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