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doorknob
n
doorknob
ishkwaandemaabik ni a doorknob

double-crested cormorant
n
double-crested cormorant
gaagaagiishib na a cormorant

[
double-crested cormorant
Phalacrocorax auritus
]

doubt
n
have doubts
zhaagwenim vta think h/ weak, have doubts about h/

Paired with: zhaagwendan vti

dough
n
dough
onadinigan na dough

sourdough
zhiiwisijigan na sourdough

doughnut
n
doughnut
bookadinigan na a doughnut

bwaakadinigaazod na-v a doughnut

doughy
adj
doughy
ashkijiishkiwagizi vai h/ (bread, bannock) is doughy

dove
n
dove
omiimii na a pigeon, a dove

down
[to a lower place]
adv
climb down
niisaandawe vai s/he climbs down, goes downstairs

down below
niisaya'ii adv loc
  1. downstairs
  2. down

go down in an elevator
niisaandawebizo vai s/he goes down (under power, as in an elevator)

pull down
niisibidoon vti2 pull it down, tear it down

Paired with: niisibizh vta

niisibizh vta pull h/ down, tear h/ down

Paired with: niisibidoon vti2

run down
niisaandawebatoo vai s/he runs down, runs downstairs

down
[at a lower level]
adv
down
niisayi'ii adv loc
  1. down
  2. downstairs

niisaya'ii adv loc
  1. downstairs
  2. down

go down
iskate vii it (liquid or a body of water) goes down, dries up, is dried up, evaporates

Paired with: iskaso vai

grind down
zisiboodoon vti2 file, grind it down; sharpen it (an ax)

Paired with: zisiboozh vta

zisiboozh vta file, grind h/ down

Paired with: zisiboodoon vti2

zisiboojige vai s/he files, grinds things down

zisiboode vii it is filed, ground down

Paired with: zisiboozo vai

zisiboozo vai s/he is filed, ground down

Paired with: zisiboode vii

slow down
bekaa adv man hold on!; slow down!; wait!

tear down
niisibidoon vti2 pull it down, tear it down

Paired with: niisibizh vta

niisibizh vta pull h/ down, tear h/ down

Paired with: niisibidoon vti2

tell to settle down
zagakim vta tell h/ to settle down

down
[from above to a lower position]
adv
bend down
zhagashkitaa vai s/he crouches down, ducks down, stoops

climb down
niisaandawe vai s/he climbs down, goes downstairs

knock over or down
gawiweba'an vti knock it down (using something)

gawiwebishkan vti knock it over, down (with foot or body); kick it over, down

Paired with: gawiwebishkaw vta

gawiwebishkaw vta knock h/ over, down (with foot or body); kick h/ over. down

Paired with: gawiwebishkan vti

gawaganaam vta knock h/ over, down (by hitting)

Paired with: gawaganaandan vti

gawaganaandan vti knock it down, over (by hitting)

Paired with: gawaganaam vta

gawa'wi vta

gawa' vta

knock down from above
biniweba'an vti knock it down from above (using something)

Paired with: biniweba' vta

biniweba' vta knock h/ down from above (using something); shoot h/ down from above

Paired with: biniweba'an vti

binibidoon vti2 pull or push it down (from its position above)

Paired with: binibizh vta

binibizh vta pull or push h down (from h/ position above)

Paired with: binibidoon vti2

binishkaw vta knock h/ down from above (with body or foot)

lay down around something
giiwitaashim vta lay h/ down around

Paired with: giiwitaasidoon vti2

giiwitaasidoon vti2 lay it down around

Paired with: giiwitaashim vta

lie down
zhingishin vai s/he lies down, goes to bed

gawishimo vai s/he lies down, goes to bed

pin down
dasoozo vai s/he is trapped, pinned down

pull down
niisibidoon vti2 pull it down, tear it down

Paired with: niisibizh vta

niisibizh vta pull h/ down, tear h/ down

Paired with: niisibidoon vti2

set down
bagidin vta
  1. set h/ down; offer, release h/
  2. allow h/

Paired with: bagidinan vti

bagidinan vti
  1. allow it
  2. set it down; offer, release it

Paired with: bagidin vta

bagidinamaw vta set (it) down for h/; offer, release, allow (it) to h/

bagidinige vai s/he sets things down; offers, releases, allows things

bagidinigaade vii it is set down, offered, released, allowed (by someone), "they" set it down; offer, release, allow it

bagidinigaazo vai s/he is set down, offered, released (by someone), "they" set h/ down; offer, release h/

Paired with: bagidinigaade vii

set down off back
bagidoom vta set h/ down off one's back

Paired with: bagidoondan vti

bagidoondan vti set it down off h/ back

Paired with: bagidoom vta

take down
bina' vta take h/ down

Paired with: bina'an vti

bina'an vti take it down

Paired with: bina' vta