wokabautPacific Pidgin English: *wokabaut.
Bislama: wokbaot; Pijin: wokabaot; TSC: wagbaut.
See original Mihalic entry.
Noun combination forms
Tools, machines, instruments: wokabaut spana shifting spanner, adjustable wrench, Stillson wrench
Intransitive verb forms
Locomotion: to walk
mipela i save wokabaut i go long taun when we go to town, we walk there
muruk i no save flai, em i save wokabaut tasol the cassowary cannot fly, it walks on the ground
Verb phrase forms
Locomotion: wokabaut isi to walk slowly, to walk gingerly, to walk at a measured pace, to stroll ® limlimbur, ninilbol
lapun i save wokabaut isi tasol the old man is able to walk slowly
ples i longwe liklik, tasol yumi wokabaut isi na kamap long apinun the village is far, but if we take it steadily we will arrive before sunset
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