Intransitive Verb

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An Intransitive Verb is a Verb that does not require a Direct Object in order to compose a Verb Phrase.


  1. a verb (or verb construction) that does not take an object

  1. In grammar, an intransitive verb does not take an object. In more technical terms, an intransitive verb has only one argument (its subject), and hence has a valency of one. For example, in English, the verbs sleep, complain and die, are intransitive.

  1. An action verb not taking a direct object