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During prohibition days, racketeers used to rub each other out to get control of the rum-running racket.
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Vocabulary list

kinshuhou
noun
  1. Prohibition Law
kinshu
noun, suru verb
  1. abstinence from alcohol; temperance
  2. prohibition of drinking
hou
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. law; act; principle
  2. method
  3. mood
  4. dharma; law
no
particle
  1. indicates possessive (occasionally ん, orig. written 乃 or 之)
  2. nominalizes verbs and adjectives
  3. substitutes for "ga" in subordinate phrases
  4. (at sentence-end, falling tone) indicates a confident conclusion (often ん)
  5. (at sentence-end) indicates emotional emphasis
  6. (at sentence-end, rising tone) indicates question
shikaru

Potential Plain te-form

shikarete
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to scold; to chide; to rebuke; to reprimand
iru

Plain Past Indicative Form

ita
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be (of animate objects); to exist
  2. to stay
ichidan verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to be ...-ing; to have been ...-ing (after the -te form of a verb; indicates continuing action or state)
jidai
noun
  1. period; epoch; era; age
  2. the times; those days
  3. oldness; ancientness; antiquity
  4. antique; period piece
ni
particle
  1. at (place, time); in; on; during
  2. to (direction, state); toward; into
  3. for (purpose)
  4. because of (reason); for; with
  5. by; from
  6. as (i.e. in the role of)
  7. per; in; for; a (e.g. "once a month")
  8. and; in addition to
  9. if; although
shurui
noun
  1. alcoholic drinks; liquor
mitsuyunyuu
noun, suru verb
  1. smuggling in
no
particle
  1. indicates possessive (occasionally ん, orig. written 乃 or 之)
  2. nominalizes verbs and adjectives
  3. substitutes for "ga" in subordinate phrases
  4. (at sentence-end, falling tone) indicates a confident conclusion (often ん)
  5. (at sentence-end) indicates emotional emphasis
  6. (at sentence-end, rising tone) indicates question
waru
noun
  1. wicked person; evil person; scoundrel; bad guy; bad child; naughty child
  2. bad thing; mischief
shoubai
noun, suru verb
  1. trade; business; commerce; transaction; occupation
wo
particle
  1. indicates direct object of action
  2. indicates subject of causative expression
  3. indicates an area traversed
  4. indicates time (period) over which action takes place
  5. indicates point of departure or separation of action
  6. indicates object of desire, like, hate, etc.
udezuku
noun, no adjective
  1. main force; brute force; strong-arm
de
particle
  1. at; in (indicates location of action; にて is the formal literary form)
  2. at; when (indicates time of action)
  3. by; with (indicates means of action)
conjunction
  1. and then; so
auxiliary
  1. and; then (indicates continuing action; alternative form of 〜て used for some verb types)
particle
  1. let me tell you; don't you know (at sentence-end; indicates certainty, emphasis, etc.)
jibun
pronoun
  1. myself; yourself; oneself; himself; herself
  2. I; me
  3. you
no
particle
  1. indicates possessive (occasionally ん, orig. written 乃 or 之)
  2. nominalizes verbs and adjectives
  3. substitutes for "ga" in subordinate phrases
  4. (at sentence-end, falling tone) indicates a confident conclusion (often ん)
  5. (at sentence-end) indicates emotional emphasis
  6. (at sentence-end, rising tone) indicates question
shihaika
noun
  1. under control (e.g. of territory)
shihai
noun, suru verb
  1. domination; rule; control
  2. direction; management; guidance
  3. control (e.g. over one's emotions); determining (e.g. one's fate); governing; influence; holding sway over
shimoni
adverb
  1. down; below; downward
ka
suffix
  1. under (influence, control, conditions, etc. of); during (war, occupation, etc.)
ni
particle
  1. at (place, time); in; on; during
  2. to (direction, state); toward; into
  3. for (purpose)
  4. because of (reason); for; with
  5. by; from
  6. as (i.e. in the role of)
  7. per; in; for; a (e.g. "once a month")
  8. and; in addition to
  9. if; although
oku
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to put; to place
  2. to leave (behind)
  3. to establish (an organization, a facility, a position, etc.); to set up
  4. to appoint (someone to a certain position); to hire; to employ
  5. to place (one's trust, one's faith, etc.); to bear (in mind, etc.)
  6. to put down a tool (e.g. a pen) hence stopping what one is doing with that tool
  7. to take in (boarders, etc.); to provide lodging in one's house
  8. to separate spatially or temporally
godan verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to do something in advance (after the -te form of a verb)
  2. to leave something in a certain state; to keep something in a certain state (after the -te form of a verb)
tameni
conjunction
  1. for; for the sake of; to one's advantage; in favor of; in favour of; on behalf of
  2. because of; as a result of
tame
noun, adverb
  1. good; advantage; benefit; welfare
  2. sake; purpose; objective; aim
  3. consequence; result; effect
  4. affecting; regarding; concerning
ni
particle
  1. at (place, time); in; on; during
  2. to (direction, state); toward; into
  3. for (purpose)
  4. because of (reason); for; with
  5. by; from
  6. as (i.e. in the role of)
  7. per; in; for; a (e.g. "once a month")
  8. and; in addition to
  9. if; although
tekiya
tekiya
noun
  1. stall-keeper (esp. at a festival); street vendor; huckster; faker; hawker; seller of unreliable merchandise
teki
suffix, na adjective
  1. -ical; -ive; -al; -ic; -y (used to form adjectives from nouns)
  2. -like; -ish; -sort of; -kind of
  3. (something) like; along the lines of (used similarly to a quoting particle, esp. as 的な or 的なこと)
  4. -wise; in terms of; for; from the viewpoint of; from a ... standpoint; as far as ... is concerned (after a noun or pronoun, esp. adverbially as ~に(は))
suffix
  1. Mr.; Ms.; Mrs. (used as a form of address with names, work titles, etc. to denote either light disdain or familiarity)
ya
suffix
  1. (something) shop (usu. 屋)
  2. somebody who sells (something) or works as (something) (usu. 屋, can be derog.)
  3. somebody with a (certain) personality trait (usu. 屋)
noun
  1. house (usu. 家)
  2. roof
tachi
suffix
  1. pluralizing suffix (esp. for people and animals; formerly honorific)
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
otagaini
otagaini
adverb
  1. mutually; with each other; reciprocally; together; both
koroshiau

te-form

koroshiatte
godan verb
  1. to kill each other
korosu

masu stem

koroshi
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to kill; to slay; to murder; to slaughter
  2. to suppress; to block; to hamper; to destroy (e.g. talent); to eliminate (e.g. an odour); to spoil (e.g. a flavour); to kill (e.g. one's speed)
  3. to suppress (a voice, feelings, etc.); to hold back; to stifle (a yawn, laugh, etc.); to hold (one's breath)
  4. to put out (a runner)
  5. to pawn; to put in hock
au

te-form

atte
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to come together; to merge; to unite; to meet
  2. to fit; to match; to suit; to agree with; to be correct
  3. to be profitable; to be equitable
auxiliary verb, godan verb
  1. to do ... to each other; to do ... together (after the -masu stem of a verb)
iru

Plain Past Indicative Form

ita
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be (of animate objects); to exist
  2. to stay
ichidan verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to be ...-ing; to have been ...-ing (after the -te form of a verb; indicates continuing action or state)

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