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Definition of transpire verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they transpire
    he / she / it transpires
    past simple transpired
    -ing form transpiring
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  1. 1[transitive] (not usually used in the progressive tenses) transpire that… if it transpires that something has happened or is true, it is known or has been shown to be true It transpired that the gang had a contact inside the bank. This story, it later transpired, was untrue.
  2. 2[intransitive] to happen You're meeting him tomorrow? Let me know what transpires.
  3. 3[intransitive, transitive] transpire (something) (biology) when plants or leaves transpire, water passes out from their surface
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