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 (ĭn-trăn′sĭ-tĭv, -zĭ-)
adj. Abbr. intr. or int. or i.
Designating a verb or verb construction that does not require or cannot take a direct object, as snow or sleep.
An intransitive verb.

in·tran′si·tive·ly adv.
in·tran′si·tive·ness, in·tran′si·tiv′i·ty n.
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Adv.1.intransitively - in an intransitive manner; "you can use the verb `drink' intransitively, without a direct object"
transitively - in a transitive manner; "you can use the verb `eat' transitively or intransitively"
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(inˈtrӕnsitiv) adjective
(of a verb) that does not have an object. The baby lay on the floor and kicked; Go and fetch the book!
inˈtransitively adverb
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This perspective is evident in the very assumption that affection cannot act intransitively, that a feeling always requires an object.
The only uncertainty as to the transitivity of this form comes from KP88: they do not translate the supposed object, nor the preceding word, but translate raiti intransitively ".
One of the primary questions which has occupied students of the Great Famine since the event itself is whether the verb 'starve' should be used transitively or intransitively.
If this weren't so, a single arbitrary reflective quantity could then also be shown to inhere intransitively (without existential predication), independently of Being, at any ontological level, just as Being can always necessitate it predicatively: for things to be situated in existence (extensivity), Being (Reality) must be there first absolutely without mingling with Non-Being (Unreality), unlike the way things may phenomenologically mingle among themselves (be it consistently or inconsistently).
8) Neither, however, is he dead, in Barthes's sense, writing "no longer with a view to acting directly on reality but intransitively .
Ultimately, Barthes maintained that "[a]s soon as a fact is narrated no longer with a view to acting directly on reality but intransitively, that is to say, finally outside of any function other than that of the very practice of the symbol itself, [a] disconnection occurs, the voice loses its origin, the author enters into his own death, [and] writing begins" (142).
In the 1sA>3s or 1pe>3s structures, the verb is intransitively conjugated in the negative form constituted by the negative morph < man-ban >.
The corresponding verb stimmen is used transitively to describe the act of tuning an instrument; intransitively, it refers to a state of order or rightness (richtig sein).
Transitive verbs can be used intransitively, and intransitive verbs transitively: "The effect is really to override the distinction between the actor [or agent] and the thing affected [or patient].
The verb hak in Thai belongs to the class of verbs which can be used either transitively or intransitively.
Used intransitively, however, build up shows a negative prosody (e.