wes, westimEnglish: waste.
See original Mihalic entry.
hatwok bilong yumi i go wes nating all our hard work has gone to waste
Transitive verb forms
pasim sutlam, no ken westim bateri turn off the torch, dont waste the batteries
Verb phrase forms
westim mani to waste money
no ken baim, bai yu westim mani nating dont buy it, youll just waste your money
westim mani to outlay money
mipela westim bikpela mani long baim dispela meri we spent a considerable sum on this womans brideprice
no ken westim taim without further ado (its not so much a question of time being a valued commodity that can be wasted as of the time-waster prevaricating or being obstructive)
no ken westim taim, mani i kam tasol pay us the money without further ado (common enough sentiment overlooking the need for accountability)
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