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Meaning of intransitive by Wiktionary Dictionary

intransitive


    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ɪnˈtrænsətɪv/, /ɪnˈtrænzətɪv/, X-SAMPA: /In"tr{ns@tIv/, /In"tr{nz@tIv/

    Adjective

    intransitive ( not comparable )

    1. ( grammar, of a verb ) Not transitive: not having, or not taking, a direct object .
      The word "drink" is a transitive verb in "they drink wine", but an intransitive one in "they drink often."
    2. ( rare ) Not transitive or passing further; kept; detained .
      And then it is for the image's sake and so far is intransitive; but whatever is paid more to the image is transitive and passes further. — Jeremy Taylor .

    Antonyms



Explanation of intransitive by Wordnet Dictionary

intransitive


    Adjective
    1. designating a verb that does not require or cannot take a direct object

    Noun
    1. a verb ( or verb construction ) that does not take an object