holimPacific Pidgin English: *holem.
Bislama: holem; Pijin: holem; TSC: holem; Churchill (1911: 52).
See original Mihalic entry.
Everyday item: a handle
holim bilong kap a cup handle
Transitive verb forms
to hold something, to hold onto, touch, to feel
holim isi to touch, to feel, to hold lightly
holim meri often means: to have intercourse
holim pas to hold onto firmly, to grasp, to cling to
holim stia to hold onto the helm, to hold the steering wheel
to keep, to be faithful to, to observe
em i holim gutpela wok he has a good job; he is holding down a good job
holim ol lo to keep the laws
mi holim mani bilong em I am keeping the money for him
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