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English verb: transpire

1. transpire (motion) pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)flow, flux

2. transpire (change) exude water vapor

SamplesPlants transpire.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)evaporate, vaporise, vaporize

3. transpire (change) come to light; become known

SamplesIt transpired that she had worked as spy in East Germany.

Pattern of useIt ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)change

4. transpire (change) come about, happen, or occur

SamplesSeveral important events transpired last week.

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place

5. transpire (body) give off (water) through the skin

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)exudate, exude, ooze, ooze out, transude

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