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biizikoozh vta dress h/ (with it), put (it) on h/ (to wear)

booch adv man it is certain; it is necessary; no matter what

boodawazo vai s/he builds a fire to warm up

boodawaadamii na a Potawatomi

boodawaadan vti build a fire in it; fire it up [as stove]

Paired with: boodawaazh vta

boodawaade vii there is a fire made in a fireplace

boodawaan ni a fireplace

boodawaanaabik ni a stove; a firepit; a fireplace

boodawaanaatigoons ni a kindling stick

boodawaanikaan ni an electric fireplace

boodawaazh vta build a fire at h/

Paired with: boodawaadan vti

boodawe vai s/he builds a fire

(applicative) boodawaadan vti build a fire in it; fire it up [as stove] (applicative) boodawaazh vta build a fire at h/
boodawewinini na a maintenance engineer; a school custodian

boodaadamaw vta blow on or at (it) for h/

boodaadan vti blow on or at it

Paired with: boodaazh vta

(detransitive) boodaajige vai s/he blows on or at something (benefactive) boodaadamaw vta blow on or at (it) for h/ (derived noun) boodaajigan ni [BL] something blown: a horn, [diminutive] a whistle
boodaajigan ni [BL] something blown: a horn, [diminutive] a whistle

boodaajiganens ni [BL] a whistle

boodaajige vai s/he blows on or at something

boodaajii' vta inflate h/

Paired with: boodaajii'an vti

boodaajii'amaw vta inflate (it) for h/

boodaajii'an vti inflate it

Paired with: boodaajii' vta

(detransitive) boodaajii'ige vai s/he inflates things (verb of undergoing) boodaajii'igaade vii it is inflated (by someone), "they" inflate it (verb of undergoing) boodaajii'igaazo vai s/he is inflated (by someone), "they" inflate h/ (derived noun) boodaajii'igan ni an air pump, a tire pump (benefactive) boodaajii'amaw vta inflate (it) for h/
boodaajii'igan ni an air pump, a tire pump

boodaajii'igaade vii it is inflated (by someone), "they" inflate it

boodaajii'igaazo vai s/he is inflated (by someone), "they" inflate h/

boodaajii'ige vai s/he inflates things

boodaakwe vai s/he puts (something) in the kettle

boodaakwe' vta put h/ in the pot (using something); put h/ into a hole

Paired with: boodaakwe'an vti

boodaakwe'an vti put it in the pot (using something)

Paired with: boodaakwe' vta

boodaakwe'wi vta [NI]

boodaakwe' vta

boodaakwen vai + o put (it) in the kettle, put (it) in a hole in something

boodaakwese vii it slips, falls in the kettle

Paired with: boodaakwese vai

boodaakwese vai s/he slips, falls in the kettle

Paired with: boodaakwese vii

boodaakwewebin vta throw h/ in the kettle

Paired with: boodaakwewebinan vti

boodaakwewebinan vti throw it in the kettle

Paired with: boodaakwewebin vta

boodaazh vta blow on or at h/

Paired with: boodaadan vti

boodewaadamii na a Potawatomi

boodoonh na a tadpole

boogidaapi vai s/he farts from laughing so hard

boogidi vai s/he farts

boogidingwaam vai [S] s/he farts in h/ sleep

See also: boogidingwaamo vai [BL]

boogidingwaamo vai [BL] s/he farts in h/ sleep

See also: boogidingwaam vai [S]

boogijibatoo vai s/he farts running

boogijidan vti fart on it

Paired with: boogijizh vta

boogijizh vta fart on h/; spray h/ as a skunk does

Paired with: boogijidan vti

boogijiiwii vai s/he farts lifting or in exertion

boohay pc interj yuck! [what you say when you smell something that stinks]

See also: poohay pc interj

bookadinigan na a doughnut

bookobidoon vti2 break it in two (with hands)

Paired with: bookobizh vta

(detransitive) bookobijige vai s/he breaks something in two (with hands)
bookobijige vai s/he breaks something in two (with hands)

bookobizh vta break h/ in two (with hands)

Paired with: bookobidoon vti2

bookoboodoon vti2 saw it in two

Paired with: bookoboozh vta

bookoboozh vta saw h/ in two

Paired with: bookoboodoon vti2

bookodoondaneshin vai s/he falls and breaks her heel

bookodoone vai s/he stops talking abruptly

bookoga' vta chop h/ breaking h/ in two

Paired with: bookoga'an vti

bookoga'an vti chop it breaking it in half

Paired with: bookoga' vta

(detransitive) bookoga'ige vai s/he chops breaking things in half
bookoga'ige vai s/he chops breaking things in half

bookoganaam vta break h/ in two (by hitting)

Paired with: bookoganaandan vti

bookoganaandan vti break it in two (by hitting)

Paired with: bookoganaam vta

bookogane vai s/he has a broken bone

bookoganeshin vai s/he falls and breaks a bone

bookogaade vai s/he breaks h/ (own) leg, has a broken leg

bookogaadeshin vai s/he falls and breaks h/ leg

bookogidigweshin vai s/he falls and breaks h/ kneecap

bookogwebizh vta wring h/ neck

bookogweshin vai s/he falls and breaks h/ neck

bookojaane vai s/he has a broken nose

bookojaaneshin vai s/he falls and breaks h/ nose

bookojiibidoon vti2 break, tear it (body or something bag-like) in two

Paired with: bookojiibizh vta

bookojiibizh vta break, tear h/ or it (animate; a body or something soft and bag-like) in two

Paired with: bookojiibidoon vti2

bookonike vai s/he breaks h/ (own) arm, has a broken arm

bookonikeshin vai s/he falls and break h/ arm

bookoningwii vai s/he breaks h/ wing, has a broken wing

bookoningwiishin vai s/he breaks h/ wing falling or hitting against

bookoninjii vai s/he breaks h/ hand, has a broken hand

bookoninjiishin vai s/he falls and breaks h/ hand

bookoshkan vti break it in two (by foot or body)

Paired with: bookoshkaw vta

bookoshkaw vta break h/ in two (by foot or body)

Paired with: bookoshkan vti

bookoshkaa vii it breaks in two, is broken in two

Paired with: bookoshkaa vai

bookoshkaa vai s/he breaks in two, is broken in two

Paired with: bookoshkaa vii

bookoshkaa' vta make h/ broke

bookozide vai s/he breaks h/ foot, has broken foot

bookozideshin vai s/he falls and breaks h/ foot

bookwaboye vai s/he breaks a paddle

bookwa' vta break h/ or it (animate) in two (using something)

Paired with: bookwa'an vti

bookwa'an vti break it in two (using something)

Paired with: bookwa' vta ; bookwa'wi vta [NI]

bookwa'wi vta [NI]

bookwa' vta

bookwam vta bite h/ in two

Paired with: bookwandan vti

bookwanaka'an vti break off the top or tip of it

Paired with: bookwanaka'wi vta [NI]

bookwanaka'igaade vii the top or tip of it is broken off (by someone)

bookwanaka'wi vta [NI] break off the top or tip of it (animate)

Paired with: bookwanaka'an vti

bookwandan vti bite it in two

Paired with: bookwam vta

bookwaabide vai s/he has a broken tooth or had broken teeth, breaks h/ tooth or teeth

bookwaabideganaam vta break h/ tooth or teeth by hitting with force

bookwaabidesidoon vti2 break teeth or blade it by dropping or hitting it against something

(detransitive) bookwaabidesijige vai s/he breaks h/ teeth or a blade against something
bookwaabidesijige vai s/he breaks h/ teeth or a blade against something

bookwaabideshin vai s/he falls and breaks a tooth or teeth, breaks his tooth or teeth on something

bookwaabik ni piece of metal

bookwaabikiboodoon vti2 break it (mineral.metal) by filing or sawing

bookwaabikiboozh vta break it (animate; [mineral/metal) by filing or sawing

Paired with: bookwaabikiboodoon vti2