intransitive intransitive

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a verb (or verb construction) that does not take an object
  2. (adj) designating a verb that does not require or cannot take a direct object

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. This sort of thing is catching: Adler's punctuation defines, enhances and, above all, charms, in the old, musical, intransitive form of the verb.
  2. This sort of thing is catching: Adler's punctuation defines, enhances and, above all, charms, in the old, musical, intransitive form of the verb.

News

  1. Morning Minutes: March 16

    dapple DAP-uhl noun; A small contrasting spot or blotch; a mottled appearance, especially of the coat of an animal (as a horse); transitive verb: to mark with patches of a color or shade; to spot. intransitive verb: to become dappled; adjective: marked with contrasting patches or spots; dappled.
    on March 17, 2014     Source: The Hillsdale Daily News

  2. Morning Minutes: March 13

    bivouac BIV-wak, BIV-uh-wak noun; An encampment for the night, usually under little or no shelter; intransitive verb: To encamp for the night, usually under little or no shelter.
    on March 14, 2014     Source: Redwood Falls Gazette

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