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*laisvag mag-, -um-; pat -un; ran -an.To pull or draw (something) up with little effort, (as a skirt, curtain, or mosquito net.Laisa ba in kurtina yan.Will you draw up that curtain?pt*utunghilla'
laka'-laka'nLicentious or lewd words.Di' tūpun in usug magbissara laka'-laka'.It's not proper for men to speak licentious words.vag mag-, -um-, mang-; goal -an.To utter licentious or lewd words.Bang manga babai in magkalu asal maglaka'-laka' sadja.If women quarrel they naturally utter licentious words at each other.ptlumu' over-synlakat-lakat
lakabnFlood.Awn sadja lakab bang makusug in ulan.There is always a flood when there is heavy rain.vact/pat mag-, -um-; ran -an.To flood.Mahang maglakab dī kāmu'.It seldom floods here.ptdunuk latap
lakad1vag mag-, -um-, mang-; goal -un.To step to (a place with big steps).Lakarun ku dayn dī pa hansipak.I'll step from here to the other side.vran -an.To step over (something).Lakaran ku sadja in ād yaun.I'll just step over that fence.2vran -an.To skip or miss something.Kiyalakaran ku in hangka dān wala' nabassa.I skipped a line in my readings.Kiyalakaran ku hi Anang wala' naitung.I missed counting Anang.ptliyu
lakamadj(Of a ring) plain.In singsing lakam, wayruun palmata.A plain ring does not have a gem in it.
lakatnDampness, dankness, slight muddiness.Tarapuhi niyu in lakat ha kusina.Wipe up the slight muddiness place in the kitchen.vtag mag-, -um-; pat -un.To scatter (something watery, soggy, or sloppy); slop (something).Ayaw kamu maglakat sin sabaw ha lamisahan.Don't slop the soup on the table.viST pat ma-.To be spilled upon, splashed with.Nalakat in badju' niya sin pinta.Her dress got paint spilled on it.adjmalakatDamp, dank, slightly muddy.Malakat in dān bang pangulan.The road is slightly muddy when it's raining.ptbasa' hamis himmil
lakat-lakatadj(Of speech) abusive.Di' aku mabaya' magdungug sin bissara lakat-lakat.I don't like to listen to abusive talk.vag mag-; goal -an.To speak abusively.Ayaw kamu maglakat-lakat bang awn manga bata' nagdurungug.Don't speak abusively when there are children listening.over-synlaka'-laka'
lakbangnWidth (as of a board, paper, etc.).Biya'diin in lakbang sin pasagi' kagunahan mu'?What is the width of a (i.e., how wide a) board do you need?vST pat -um-.To become wider.Lumakbang in gūma bang hitarun.The rubber will become wider if it is stretched.Palakbangun ku in paghinang sin hanig kantil.I'll make the bed cover wider.adjmalakbangWide.Subay malakbang dayn dī in digpi' hipagbubung.We need a wider board than this for the ridge board.ptluag ablang gayad
lakbu'1vAR ag mag-, -um-; ran -an.To boil meat or vegetables (esp. leafy ones) for a short time (with a little salt).Lakbui sadja in sayul kangkung yan.Just boil that kangkong a short time.over-synlaga'2bukal
lakbu'2vag mag-, mang-; ran -an.To victimize, lure, beguile, delude, trick, or deceive (someone); mislead (someone, esp. to make him feel foolish); make oneself a victim or impulsively allow oneself to fall to some injury (esp. due to anger, discouragement or despair).Liyakbuan mu in bagay mu piyalanguy ha dagat sin di' makaingat.You victimized your friend to have him swim in the sea when he doesn't know how.Kiyalakbuan kaw! Nakawa' sadja in sīn mu way da kaw liyawagan niya hinang.You've been beguiled! Your money was just taken, (and) he didn't find you a job.Ayaw kaw maglakbu' sin baran mu, mangaku sin bukun dusa mu.Don't make yourself a victim, to take upon yourself the sin of another.Lakbuan mu in baran mu bang mu di' paubatan in sakit mu.You're victimizing yourself if you don't seek medical treatment for your illness.nmanglalakbu'A victimizer.Ayaw kaw magbagay ha tau manglalakbu'.Don't be friendly to a victimizer.ptdupang
*lakin-lakinnpaglakin-lakinThe act of dressing or grooming in a flashy, showy, sporty, or fussy way.Bang dūlan mu in paglakin-lakin mu maubus in sīn mu.If you indulge your flashy ways you'll finish off your money.vag mang-, -um-; ran -an.To dress or groom in such a manner.Subay kita manglakin-lakin pa paghinangan kunsūm.We have to dress showily at the reception tomorrow.
lakitnSolid black stone; a hard, black stone.In batu lakit mahunit tiktikun.A solid black rock is hard to pierce.ptbatu
lakkiyannSubject, follower.Hisiyu na mayan in lakkiyan sin mayul.Who are the followers of the mayor.syntindug1 batāanrarerare
laklak1adjWide open, open to a full extent (as of a door, window, etc.).vtag mag-, -um-; pat -un.; vi pat ma-.To open (something) wide (as a door).Ayaw mu laklaka in lawang, bat di' makasūd in manga kuting.Don't throw the door wide open so the cats can't come in.2adjTo be torn roughly (to a full extent).Nalaklak in badju' niya.Her dress was torn from top to bottom.ptukab Vulgarvag mag-, -um-; goal -an.(Of the mouth) wide open.vTo talk loudly, excessively, indiscreetly, or impudently.Ayaw na kaw maglaklak sin simud mu bat ta kaw di' bagahun.Stop having a big mouth or I'll slap you.ptlaylaybalab-balab laklak asangid.adjLoud and excessive talk (lit. wide open lungs).Marayaw pa kaw himundung na laklak asang.You better stop your loud, excessive talk.
laklak1adjWide open, open to a full extent (as of a door, window, etc.).vtag mag-, -um-; pat -un.; vi pat ma-.To open (something) wide (as a door).Ayaw mu laklaka in lawang, bat di' makasūd in manga kuting.Don't throw the door wide open so the cats can't come in.2adjTo be torn roughly (to a full extent).Nalaklak in badju' niya.Her dress was torn from top to bottom.ptukab Vulgarvag mag-, -um-; goal -an.(Of the mouth) wide open.vTo talk loudly, excessively, indiscreetly, or impudently.Ayaw na kaw maglaklak sin simud mu bat ta kaw di' bagahun.Stop having a big mouth or I'll slap you.ptlaylaybalab-balab laklak asangid.adjLoud and excessive talk (lit. wide open lungs).Marayaw pa kaw himundung na laklak asang.You better stop your loud, excessive talk.
*laknitvtag mag-, -um-; pat -un.To pull, rip, peel, or strip off (something roughly or vigorously causing it to tear apart.)Laknita in katas dayn ha dingding.Strip the paper off the wall.viact/pat mang-.(For something) to pull, rip, peel off.Butangi lana bat di' manglaknit in pais mu.Put on lotion so that your skin won't peel off.ptaknit*ukat
laksa'1nTen thousand, countless (in number).Laksa' sundalu in miyatay ha pagbunuan.There were countless soldiers who died in the war.ptibu 2vran -an.To have good luck or fortune, become wealthy.Laksaan kaw bang kaw kumugdan supistik.You'll become wealthy if you win the sweepstakes.
laksamananAn obsolete title (conferred by the sultan of Sulu on one of the members of a local council of a certain community under his dominion.Laksamana in gulalan kaniya sin Sultan.Laksamana is the title given to him by the king.ptUlangkaya'
laksuvag mag-, -um-; pat -un; ran -an.To jump, jump over (something).Laksu kaw dayn ha ād basi'.Jump over the wire fence.Malaksu mu baha'?Can you jump it?Laksuhan ta kaw.I'll jump over you.ptkawas syn*tugpa'
lakunBehavior, conduct, disposition, manner.Biya' kaw laku tau gimba.Your manner is like that of the country people.Biya' bukun marayaw in laku sin tau ini.This man's behavior is rather crude.ptkajariyanpalangaypiil kalakkuwan
laku-tabiatadjManner, behavior, conduct, habit; personality (the distinctive individual qualities of a person).In laku-tabiat sin tau amu na in mamayta' sin pagkatau niya.A man's manner will tell of his person.Marayaw dakuman in laku-tabiat sin tau ini.This man's behavior is really good.Marayaw tuud in laku-tabiat sin babai yan.That woman has a pleasing personality.vag mag-, -um-.To behave, conduct oneself.Mayta' kaw maglaku-tabiat bihān?Why do you behave that way?
lakud-lakudnThe noise (made by horses' hooves or people walking with shoes, esp. spiked shoes).Makusug tuud in lakud-lakud sin sapatus mu yan.The noise of your shoes is very loud.Karungugan dayn ha mayu' in lakud-lakud sin kura'.The noise of horses' hooves can be heard a long way off.vag -um-, mang-.To make noise with the foot or hooves (in walking or running).Dāha pa guwa' in kura' yan bat di' manglakud-lakud dī.Take that horse outside so it won't make noise with its hooves here.adjmalakud-lakud(Of walking) noisy.Ayaw da kaw malakud-lakud tuud manaw.Don't be so noisy walking.ptlagublub
lakutvAR ag mag-, mang-, -um-; ran -an.To pass the tongue over, lick (something, chiefly used by people away from Jolo town).Liyakutan sin iru' in bitis niya.The dog licked his leg.syn*dilat
lalat1adjmalalat(Of an animal) wild.Bang in hayup malalat di' na kasuukan, dumāgan.If an animal is wild you can't get near it, it runs away.2vag -um-, magpa-; ran -an.To retreat (from someone especially from a fight).Biya' sūng na magpalalat in atu natu', marayaw pa kitaniyu muwi' na.If our enemies are trying to retreat it is better that we go home.ptatrassibug