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intransitive verb

a verb that indicates a complete action without being accompanied by a direct object, as sit or lie, and, in English, that does not form a passive.
Origin of intransitive verb
1605-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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intransitive verb definition

A verb that does not need a direct object to complete its meaning. Run, sleep, travel, wonder, and die are all intransitive verbs. (Compare transitive verb.)

Note: Some verbs can be intransitive in one sentence and transitive in another. Boiled is intransitive in “My blood boiled” but transitive in “I boiled some water.”
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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