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open
vt
open
baakaakoshkaa vii it (door) opens

baakisin vii it is left open, is left uncovered

Paired with: baakishin vai

open eyes
dooskaabi vai s/he opens h/ eyes, squints

baakadawaabi vai s/he opens h/ eyes (from sleep)

open a cache
mooka'asanjigo vai s/he digs open a cache

opener
n
can opener
baakaabikizhigan ni [BL] a can opener

baakaakozhigan ni a can opener

opening
n
peek through an opening
dapaabi vai s/he peeks (through an opening), looks through an opening

dapaabam vta look through a window at h/; peek (through an opening) at h/, look through an opening at h/

Paired with: dapaabandan vti

dapaabandan vti peek (through an opening) at it, look through an opening at it

Paired with: dapaabam vta

look through an opening
dapaabi vai s/he peeks (through an opening), looks through an opening

dapaabam vta look through a window at h/; peek (through an opening) at h/, look through an opening at h/

Paired with: dapaabandan vti

dapaabandan vti peek (through an opening) at it, look through an opening at it

Paired with: dapaabam vta

operate
vi
operate poorly
maazhibide vii it runs, operates poorly (as a machine)

Paired with: maazhibizo vai

maazhibizo vai s/he runs poorly, operates poorly (as a machine)

Paired with: maazhibide vii

heard running or operating
madwebide vii it is heard driving, is heard running or operating, is idling

Paired with: madwebizo vai

madwebizo vai s/he is heard driving, is heard running or operating

Paired with: madwebide vii

heard running or operating in the distance
debwewebide vii it is heard driving, running, operating in the distance

Paired with: debwewebizo vai

debwewebizo vai s/he is heard driving, running, operating in the distance

Paired with: debwewebide vii

operate continuously
aabijibide vii it drives, runs, operates continuously

Paired with: aabijibizo vai

aabijibizo vai s/he drives, runs, operates continuously

Paired with: aabijibide vii

operate with constant noise
aabidwewebide vii it operates with constant noise; it runs with constant noise

Paired with: aabidwewebizo vai

aabidwewebizo vai s/he operates with constant noise; s/he runs with constant noise

Paired with: aabidwewebide vii

opposite
adv
opposite
dibishkookamig adv loc opposite; right across

do opposite
nanaapaazitam vai2 s/he does the opposite of what is told, acts contrary to instructions

optometrist
n
optometrist
oshkiinzhigokewinini na an eye doctor, an optometrist

or
conj
or
gemaa adv conj or, or maybe

See also: gemaa gaye adv man

orange
[fruit]
n
orange
gaa-ozaawiminagizid na-v [BL] an orange

See also: ozaawi-mishiimin na [N] ; wezaawiminagizid na-v

ozaawi-mishiimin na [N] an orange

wezaawiminagizid na-v an orange

See also: gaa-ozaawiminagizid na-v [BL]

order
[command]
vt
order
anoozh vta hire, order, commission h/

anookii vai s/he hires, orders, commissions (someone)

order
[for a purpose]
n
in order to
ji- pv tns in order to; that, so that; future tense and modal (in unchanged conjunct verbs)

da- pv tns ; daa- pv tns ; ga- pv tns