apim

English: ‘up’.

Mihalic gives this as a shortened form of litimapim or liptimapim. But hardly anyone uses these outside church (liptimapim nem, ‘to exalt’) nowadays and apim has become the more usual form.

See first Mihalic entry. See second Mihalic entry antap, liptimapim.

Transitive verb forms

  1. to lift, jack up, raise
    apim glas wind the (car) window up
    apim jek raise a jack
    apim prais raise the price

  1. to pick up
    apim pikinini! pick up the child!

Verb phrase forms

  1. apim nem to praise, to boast liptimapim
    em apim nem bilong em yet he boasts about himself


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