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bookwaawigane vai s/he has a broken back, breaks h/ back, is hunchbacked

bookwaawiganebizh vta break h/ back (with hands)

bookwaawiganeshin vai s/he falls and break h/ back

boome vai s/he recovers (from fright), regains composure, is relieved (from worry)

boona'amaazo vai s/he stops singing

boonakadoon vti2 anchor it

(derived noun) boonakajigan ni an anchor
boonakajigan ni an anchor

boonam vai2 s/he lays an egg

boonaabam vta stop looking at h/

Paired with: boonaabandan vti

boonaabandan vti stop looking at it

Paired with: boonaabam vta

boonaabi vai s/he stops looking

boonaanagidoon vai [S] s/he quits talking, stops talking

See also: boonaanagidoone vai [N]

boonaanagidoone vai [N] s/he quits talking, stops talking

See also: boonaanagidoon vai [S]

boonaanimad vii the wind lets up, dies down

boonaapi vai s/he stops laughing

boonendam vai2 s/he gives up, ignores something, quits thinking about something

boonendan vti forget, ignore it

Paired with: boonenim vta

boonenim vta forget, ignore h/; quit thinking or worrying about h/

Paired with: boonendan vti

(reciprocal) boonenindiwag vai they quit thinking or worrying about each other
boonenindiwag vai they quit thinking or worrying about each other

boonibiisaa vii it stops raining, the rain stops

boonichigaade vii it is left alone (by someone), "they" leave it alone, quit it

Paired with: boonichigaazo vai

boonichigaazo vai s/he is left alone (by someone), "they" leave h/ alone, quit h/

Paired with: boonichigaade vii

boonichige vai s/he quits doing things, leaves things alone

boonigi vai s/he stops growing, quits growing

boonigidaazo vai s/he stops being angry, quits being angry