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The campers were hard up for water because their well had run dry.
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tsukau

te-form

tsukatte
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to use (a thing, method, etc.); to make use of; to put to use
  2. to use (a person, animal, puppet, etc.); to employ; to handle; to manage; to manipulate
  3. to use (time, money, etc.); to spend; to consume
  4. to use (language); to speak
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)
ido
noun
  1. water well
ga
particle
  1. indicates sentence subject (occasionally object)
  2. indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions)
conjunction
  1. but; however; still; and
  2. regardless of; whether (or not) (after the volitional form of a verb)
hiagaru

Plain Past Indicative Form

hiagatta
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to dry up; to parch; to ebb away
node
particle
  1. that being the case; because of ...; the reason is ...; given that ...
kyanpu
noun, suru verb
  1. camp
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.
suru

te-form

shite
suru verb (irregular)
  1. to do; to carry out; to perform
  2. to cause to become; to make (into); to turn (into)
  3. to serve as; to act as; to work as
  4. to wear (clothes, a facial expression, etc.)
  5. to judge as being; to view as being; to think of as; to treat as; to use as (as 〜にする,〜とする)
  6. to decide on; to choose (as 〜にする)
suru verb (irregular), intransitive verb
  1. to be sensed (of a smell, noise, etc.) (as 〜がする)
  2. to be (in a state, condition, etc.)
  3. to be worth; to cost
  4. to pass (of time); to elapse
suru verb (irregular), transitive verb
  1. to place, or raise, person A to a post or status B (as AをBにする)
  2. to transform A to B; to make A into B; to exchange A for B (as AをBにする)
  3. to make use of A for B; to view A as B; to handle A as if it were B (as AをBにする)
  4. to feel A about B (as AをBにする)
suffix, suru verb (irregular)
  1. verbalizing suffix (applies to nouns noted in this dictionary with the part of speech "vs")
auxiliary verb, suru verb (irregular)
  1. creates a humble verb (after a noun prefixed with "o" or "go")
  2. to be just about to; to be just starting to; to try to; to attempt to (as 〜うとする,〜ようとする)
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)
hito
noun
  1. man; person
  2. human being; mankind; people
  3. human (Homo sapiens); humans as a species
  4. character; personality
  5. man of talent; true man
  6. another person; other people; others
  7. adult
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
mizu
noun
  1. water (esp. cool, fresh water, e.g. drinking water) (み is generally used in compounds)
  2. fluid (esp. in an animal tissue); liquid
  3. flood; floodwaters
  4. water offered to wrestlers just prior to a bout
  5. break granted to wrestlers engaged in a prolonged bout
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
komaru

te-form

komatte
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be troubled; to have difficulty; to be in a fix; to be at a loss; to be stumped; to be embarrassed
  2. to be bothered; to be inconvenienced; to be annoyed
  3. to be badly off; to be hard up; to be in straitened circumstances
shimau

Plain Past Indicative Form

shimatta
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to finish; to stop; to end; to put an end to; to bring to a close
  2. to close (a business, etc.); to close down; to shut down; to shut up
  3. to put away; to put back; to keep; to store
auxiliary verb, godan verb
  1. to do completely; to finish (after the -te form of a verb)
  2. to do accidentally; to do without meaning to; to happen to do (after the -te form of a verb)

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