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indirect objectnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɪn·dəˌrekt ˈɑb·dʒɪkt, ˈɪn·dɑɪ-, -dʒekt/
grammar the person or thing that receives the effect of the action of a verb that has two objects: In the sentence "Give Jason some cake," "Jason" is the indirect object.
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in Chinese (Simplified) 间接宾语…
in Turkish (dilbilgisi) dolaylı tümleç…
in Russian косвенное дополнение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 間接受詞…
in Polish dopełnienie dalsze…
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