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intransitive verb

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  • Intransitive verb — In grammar, an intransitive verb does not take an object. In more technical terms, an intransitive verb has only one argument (its subject), and hence has a valency of one. For example, in English, the verbs sleep , complain and die , are… …   Wikipedia

  • intransitive verb — noun a verb (or verb construction) that does not take an object • Syn: ↑intransitive verb form, ↑intransitive • Hypernyms: ↑verb * * * a verb that indicates a complete action without being accompanied by a direct object, as sit or lie, and, in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • intransitive verb — noun /ɪnˌtrænsətɪv ˈvɜːb,ɪnˌtrænzətɪv ˈvɜːb/ An action verb not taking a direct object. In English sleep is an intransitive verb. See Also: VI, transitive verb, ditransitive verb, intradirective verb, labile verb …   Wiktionary

  • intransitive verb — verb that is never accompanied by a direct object (come, sit, walk, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • intransitive verb — /ɪnˌtrænsətɪv ˈvɜb/ (say in.transuhtiv verb) noun 1. a verb that is never accompanied by a direct object, as come, sit, lie, etc. 2. a verb occurring without a direct object, as drinks in the sentence she drinks only when thirsty. Compare… …   Australian English dictionary

  • intransitive verb — a verb that indicates a complete action without being accompanied by a direct object, as sit or lie, and, in English, that does not form a passive. [1605 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • intransitive verb form — noun a verb (or verb construction) that does not take an object • Syn: ↑intransitive verb, ↑intransitive • Hypernyms: ↑verb …   Useful english dictionary

  • Intransitive — In*tran si*tive, a. [L. intransitivus: cf. F. intransitif. See {In } not, and {Transitive}.] 1. Not passing farther; kept; detained. [R.] [1913 Webster] And then it is for the image s sake and so far is intransitive; but whatever is paid more to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive — [in tran′sə tiv, in tran′zətiv] adj. [LL intransitivus] 1. not transitive 2. Gram. designating a verb that does not require a direct object n. an intransitive verb intransitively adv …   English World dictionary

  • Verb — This article is about the part of speech. For the physical activity program, see VERB (program). For English usage of verbs, see English verbs. Verbs redirects here. For the Christian gospel rapper, see Verbs (rapper). Examples I washed the car… …   Wikipedia

  • intransitive — Synonyms and related words: adjectival, adverbial, attributive, auxiliary, auxiliary verb, conjunctive, copula, copulative, correct, defective verb, deponent verb, finite verb, formal, functional, glossematic, grammatic, impersonal verb,… …   Moby Thesaurus


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