運ぶ marked as both transitive and intransitive?

Hello,

just got the vocabulary 運ぶ meaning ‘to carry’ and noticed that it was marked as both transitive and intransitive and was wondering if this is a mistake or if this has some kind of special meaning, because I haven’t come across any other verb marked as such yet.

All examples show its usage as a transitive verb, with the wo particle.

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Maybe part of the problem is that the intransitive meaning of 運ぶ is not mentioned in the entry at all. Basically, one meaning of 運ぶ is “to go well” or “to proceed.” That meaning is intransitive.

So, yes, technically 運ぶ can be both transitive (in the meanings they teach) and intransitive, but they don’t teach the intransitive one, so it’s a little perplexing why they bothered to include it if they weren’t going to go all the way.

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Well, that explains it perfectly. I guess I’ll add the additional meanings to the synonyms.

Thanks a lot!