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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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indirect objectnoun [C]

uk   us   specialized
the ​person or thing that ​receives the ​effect of the ​action of a ​verb with two ​objects: In the ​sentence "Give Val some ​money", "Val" is the ​indirectobject.
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(Definition of indirect object from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “indirect object”
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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