skru, skruimEnglish: screw.
See first Mihalic entry. See second Mihalic entry.
Tools, machines, instruments: a screw. a bolt ® skrudraiva
lusim skru to loosen a bolt or screw; to lose a bolt
mama bilong skru the nut for a bolt
taitim skru to tighten a bolt or screw
Physiology: a joint
naip sku a pocketknife, a penknife
pikinini i sindaun long skru bilong mama the baby is sitting down on its mothers lap
skru bilong fut the ankle
skru bilong han the elbow
skru bilong pinga the finger joint, the knuckle
skru i lus joint is wrenched or dislocated
skru i tanim a joint is sprained (generally knee or ankle)
Transitive verb forms
to drive a screw, to screw together
putim stiki pastaim, bihain skruim put glue on first, then screw it
to join things together
skruim tupela hap bilong banis to join two lengths of fence together
to add to, to tack on
skruim nupela rum long haus to add a new room to the house
skruim to long faiv bai seven i kamap add two and five and you will get seven
to prolong, to continue
yumi skruim wok i go well go on working then
to postpone, put off ® surukim
olsem, yumi skruim miting i go long narapela wik? so well put the meeting off for another week?
Verb phrase forms
brukim skru to bend down, to kneel
yumi brukim skru nau let us kneel (for prayer)
Operation Brukim Skru a national prayer campaign, launched by the Governor-General, Sir Wiwa Korowi, at Government House on 19 November 1996; Christian leaders from all denominations hoped to bring Papua New Guinea before God for His divine intervention for the evils of our time.
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