Last modified on 16 December 2014, at 13:38

intransitive

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  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈtrænsətɪv/, /ɪnˈtrænzətɪv/

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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.

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intransitive

  1. feminine form of intransitif

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intransitive f pl

  1. feminine plural of intransitivo

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