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chifich to defeat, to beat someone in a contest, to beat someone at gambling
lexicon ID #1110 | revised Nov 07 2014
chifich • V • to defeat, to beat someone in a contest, to beat someone at gambling
chifíchfip "to beat completely at a game"
Source: WB 289, p.330
- chifíichtihaphanik ikreemyahváraa pakurihákaam. They couldn't beat him at playing music or singing. [Reference: KS1. Eel 003]
- ápapkam takinchífich. One side beat the other. [Reference: WB 13: Coyote's Gambling Song 007]
Sentence examples (14)
chavúra pâanpay vúra tá kunchífich.
And later on all at once they beat him.
They beat him.
táay nik tá kunchífich vúra pu'ixraratihara,
váa xás u'ívur pamúkiit muyáfus.
They had won lots of things from him but he never cried, all he cried for was his grandmother's dress.
They were winning everything.
xás pâanpay xás pamu'ípi káru vúra chavúra vaa káru kunchífich.
And after a while, finally they also won his bones.
xás koovúra tá kunchífich.
They won them all.
ápapkam tá kinchífich.
One side beat them (on the other side).
vúra tá kinchífich.
They beat them.
púyava patóo xus
" tá kanachífich,"
kári pamutêenva tóo syuunkiv.
And when she thought, "I've been beaten," then she pulled off her earrings.Source: Mamie Offield, "The Perils of Weasel" (WB_KL-19) | read full text
púyava pakéevniikich tá kunchífich.
Then the old woman was beaten.Source: Mamie Offield, "The Perils of Weasel" (WB_KL-19) | read full text
chavúra uum koovúra tá kunchífich akráa chamuxich'îin.
Finally Sucker won everything from Eel.Source: Mamie Offield, "Eel and Sucker" (WB_KL-37) | read full text
kári xás vaa káru vúra uchífich.
Then he won those too.Source: Mamie Offield, "Eel and Sucker" (WB_KL-37) | read full text
kári xás uxus,
" máva aaníhich tá kunchífich."
And he thought, "Look, big brother's getting beaten."Source: Mamie Offield, "Shinny Game Medicine" (WB_KL-54) | read full text
And they beat him.Source: Nettie Ruben, "The Pool in Big Rock" (WB_KL-59) | read full text