An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to bay)
a. to yelp
El perro gañó de dolor cuando el veterinario tocó su pata herida.The dog yelped in pain when the veterinarian touched his injured paw.
b. to howl
Un lobo había caído en el cepo y gañía con desesperación.A wolf had fallen into the trap and was howling in despair.
2. (to squawk)
a. to croak
Me despertó un cuervo que gañía en una rama junto a mi ventana.I was awakened by a crow croaking on a branch by my window.
b. to caw
¿Qué pájaro es ese que gaña? - Es un grajo.What bird is that cawing? - It's a jackdaw.
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intransitive verb
[+perro] to yelp; howl; [+pájaro] to croak; [+persona] to wheeze;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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