Does the "v." in a dictionary mean both "vi." and "vt."?

We know in dictionary, "vi." means intransitive verbs, and "vt." means "transitive verbs", but I often see "v." in dictionary. Does it means both?

  • Can you share an example? Which dictionary did you see this in?
    – The Photon
    Jan 10, 2022 at 5:43
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    It depends on the dictionary. Some dictionaries just say "verb" and don't mention whether it's transitive or intransitive. In other dictionaries, if a verb is both vi and vt, it defines the verb up top as a "v.", then in the definitions below, it distinguishes between vt and vi definitions, like this entry for "tell" in Merriam-Webster.
    – gotube
    Jan 10, 2022 at 6:07
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    @gotube Thanks. Jan 10, 2022 at 8:55


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