indirect objectˌindirect ˈobject noun [countable] technical 🔊 🔊 SLGan object of a verb that refers to the person that something is given to, said to, made for etc. For example, in the sentence ‘I asked him a question’, the indirect object is ‘him’. → direct object
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indirect object• The nail is an indirect object because it is related to the verb through the preposition - on.• We have the subject - she, the object - the hammer, and the indirect object - the nail.