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zhaagawizhan vti cut it oblong or oval

Paired with: zhaagawizhwi vta

zhaagawizi vai it (animate) is oblong or oval

Paired with: zhaagawaa vii

zhaagawizhwi vta cut it (animate) oblong or oval

Paired with: zhaagawizhan vti

zhaagigamiiwan vii there is open water along the shore as the ice breaks up

zhaagode'e vai s/he is cowardly

(derived noun) zhaagode'ewin ni cowardice
zhaagode'ewin ni cowardice

zhaagomaagozi vai it (animate) smells mild

Paired with: zhaagomaagwad vii

zhaagomaagwad vii it smells mild

Paired with: zhaagomaagozi vai

zhaagomaaso vai it (animate) smells mild (burning or cooking), has a mild aroma

zhaagomaate vii it smells mild (burning or cooking), has a mild aroma

Paired with: zhaagomaaso vai

zhaagoodaabaso vai s/he can't stand the smoke

zhaagoodendam vai2

zhaagoodenim vta outthink, outwit h/; get the better of h/ (in a mental activity)

zhaagooj adv man anyway; regardless; no matter what; contrary to intention

See also: zhaagooj igo adv man

zhaagooj igo adv man anyway; regardless; no matter what; contrary to intention

See also: zhaagooj adv man

zhaagoojibinidiwag vai
  1. they defeat, beat each other (by pulling)
  2. they compete in tug-of-war

zhaagoojibizh vta defeat, beat h/ (with hands)

(reciprocal) zhaagoojibinidiwag vai
  1. they defeat, beat each other (by pulling)
  2. they compete in tug-of-war
zhaagooji' vta defeat, overcome, beat h/

Paired with: zhaagoojitoon vti2

(detransitive) zhaagooji'iwe vai s/he defeats, overcomes people
zhaagooji'iwe vai s/he defeats, overcomes people

zhaagoojinikebizh vta win arm wrestling h/

zhaagoojitoon vti2 defeat, overcome it

Paired with: zhaagooji' vta

zhaagoozaabam vta outstare h/

zhaagoozom vta convince, persuade h/; get the best of h/ in an argument or debate

(reciprocal) zhaagoozondiwag vai they debate each other; they (try to) defeat, persuade, or overcome each other by speech
zhaagoozondiwag vai they (try to) defeat, persuade, or overcome each other by speech; they debate each other

zhaagwanaamo vai s/he has weak breathing