Not a common word in conversation.
Thought to be Chinese in origin.
clinging tightly to the body
Ipinasok ang bala nang hakab sa rebolber.
Inserted the bullet tightly into the revolver.
Hakab na hakab ang katawan sa basang damit.
~ The wet clothes clung tightly to the body.
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kulíg, munting baboy, bulaw, buwík
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Spelled as baranggay in phonetic Tagalog orthography.
smallest political unit in the Philippines,
subdivision of a city or municipality
Filipino village, barrio, district, ward
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to be high (on drugs, etc)
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from the Spanish verb almorzar, meaning ‘to have lunch’
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magkamot ng tiyan
to scratch one’s belly = to be lazy
“scratch cat” = to work alone
(not such a common idiom)
Kamutin mo ito.
Huwag mong kamutin.
Don’t scratch it.
Makati. Gusto kong kamutin.
Itchy. I want to scratch it.
kamot nang kamot
just keeps scratching and scratching