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mashkawaakwa'an vti

tighten it down (with something like nails, screws, clamps, etc.)

nimashkawaakwa'aan 1s - 0s ind; omashkawaakwa'aan 3s - 0s ind; mashkawaakwa'ang 3s - 0 conj; meshkawaakwa'ang 3s - 0 ch-conj; mashkawaakwa'an 2s - 0 imp; Stem: /mashkawaakwa'-/

Weweni mashkawaakwa'an ginaabikwaanens gijiimaaning.

Tighten up your motor on your boat.

mashkawaakwa'an /mashkawaakwa'-/: /mashkaw-/
hard, strong, tough
; /-aakw-/
stick-like, wooden, organic solid
; /-a'/
act on it using a tool or medium; sing it