The Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary

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Entry Definition
s/he keeps talking to it (microphone, etc.)
repeatedly, over and over again; keeping on ..., continually
s/he keeps running back and forth
s/he fights repeatedly, fights again and again
s/he keeps bothering h/ by touching h/
it keeps trembling or shaking or vibrating
s/he keeps handling it, fiddles with it; (mechanic, etc.) s/he keeps working at it
s/he keeps handling or keeps working at something belonging to h/
it keeps making a sound
s/he keeps on talking, keeps on repeating self
it keeps striking, hitting (door in wind)
s/he keeps hitting it against something
s/he keeps knocking or pounding or tapping or or chopping
it keeps knocking, pounding, tapping, chopping
s/he keeps telling lies, keeps blathering
s/he keeps lying, keeps telling lies
s/he keeps stealing
s/he keeps working on it
s/he keeps working on something belonging to h/
s/he keeps praying, continues praying
s/he, it bobs up and down in water
s/he keeps butting in, keeps meddling
s/he keeps working
it keeps working
(container, liquid) s/he, it keeps dripping