A transitive verb is one that has a DO. An intransitive verb does not have a DO. This object can be a noun, a noun phrase (gerund), or a noun clause.
Joe built a house.
Joe loves .
Joe decided .
A verb with no object is intransitive.
Joe ran around the block.
Notice the verb “ran” has no object. Note: “block” is the object of the preposition “around”, not the verb “ran”.
Jeb hit with such power that noone dared to face him.
The verb “hit” is intransitive; there is no object.