It once was but an intransitive verb
that meant, according to Webster's, "to utter successive chirping noises" or "to talk in a chattering fashion." As a noun, it meant "a small tremulous intermittent sound" or a "light silly laugh."
First, "to lie" is an intransitive verb
, meaning it doesn't take a direct object.
brenn-bar 'flammable' and a few other -bar-adjectives are derived from an intransitive verb
: brennen 'to [burn.sub.INTR]').
Sometimes an intransitive verb
is followed by a noun in the common form which repeats the meaning of the verb, as in sleep the sleep of the just, fight a good fight, where the noun is simply the verb converted into a noun, and in fight a battle, run a race, where the noun repeats the meaning, but not the form, of the verb.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary (online) defines crock as an intransitive verb
: "to transfer color (as when rubbed or washed)." To take the same approach to the definition of migration brings the result that migrate is also an intransitive verb
and can be taken to mean "to change position within an organism or substance," or "to move from one place to another ...
The Maharal also argues, in defense of Rashi and against Ibn Ezra, that there are times when an apparently intransitive verb
like oved can have a transitive sense, as in Deuteronomy 32:28.
In canonical declaratives they prototypically occupy postpredicate position following an intransitive verb
or direct object of a transitive verb.
With this book as guide, students can deal with tricky prepositions, know the distinction between transitive and intransitive verb
(they will not be caught saying "advocate for" or "seek for").
Although in past tense the use of intransitive verb
geya "go" in 2(a)makes the subject a Nominative subject and does not allow it to take the ergative marker.
Once inserted into the construction, the intransitive verb
peek is coerced into changing its argument configuration motivated by the effectual action metaphor, which introduces the idea of attempted motion.