1. to tighten

  • taitim bun (tighten bone) to stretch oneself
  • taitim han (tighten hand) to stretch out one’s hands or arms
  • taitim pul (tighten pull) to paddle hard
  • taitim rot (tighten road) to walk fast
  • taitim skru (tighten screw) to tighten a bolt, nut or screw
  • Taitim skru long taia.
    Tighten the wheel nuts.

2. to pull

  • Taitim rop strong.
    Pull hard on the rope.

3. to exert oneself

  • Tupela taitim pul na hariap i kam long ples.
    The two of them rowed hard and got home quickly.

4. to make fast

  • Taitim kanu long bris.
    Tie the canoe to the wharf.

5. to secure

  • Lapun i taitim trausis bilong em long rop.
    The old man secured his trousers with a rope.

6. insist

  • Loya i taitim em long bekim tok.
    The lawyer insisted on him providing an answer (to his question).

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