untransitive Definition

(of a verb) not taking a direct object.

Using untransitive: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "untransitive" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    'Sneeze' is an untransitive verb.

  • Example

    In the sentence 'She sleeps,' 'sleeps' is an untransitive verb.


Summary: untransitive in Brief

The term 'untransitive' [ˌʌnˈtrænsətɪv] describes a verb that does not take a direct object. Examples include 'sneeze' and 'sleep.'