bawi [báwì] 1v To regain, recover, retrieve something from a bad situation (as of a bad investment or something lost, stolen or taken). bawi Nabawi nako kag ako puhunan sa pagnegosyo it sapatos. I was able to recover my capital in the business. Nabawi nako kag ako relo nak nawagit. I regained my watch that was lost. (sem. domains: 7.3.3.2 - Return something, 8.3.7.6 - Improve.) 2v To regain one's breath, consciousness or good health (as of a return from bad health). Nakabawi sida it ida paghingab. She regained her breath. (sem. domains: 2.5.1.1 - Recover from sickness, 7.3.3.2 - Return something.) 3vi To make up, be recompensed for a lack or loss of something (as of food, sleep or money). Nagbabawi sida it katuyog. He’s making up for lost sleep. (sem. domains: 7.3.3.2 - Return something, 7.4.6 - Not have.) 4v To retract, correct wrong or hurtful words or assumptions. bawi Ingbawi ni Jenny tong tanan nidang alahas sa ida kabulig. Jenny retrieved all her jewelry from her maid. (sem. domains: 7.3.3.2 - Return something, 3.5 - Communication.) 5vi (fig) To die (as of God taking back a person's life). Nabawian it kinabuhi sida. She died. Rugayey sida nabawian it kinabuhi. It’s been a long time since she died. (sem. domains: 2.6.6 - Die, 7.3.3.2 - Return something.) comp. bawia kinang imo bisaya , comp. binawian it hingab , comp. nabawian it ginhawa , comp. nabawian it kinabuhi , der. pabawi