brukim

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Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English break +‎ -im.

Verb[edit]

brukim trans., intransitive bruk

  1. (transitive) To break; to tear apart; to rend.
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 1:4 (translation here):
      God i lukim lait i gutpela, na em i amamas. Na em i brukim tudak na tulait.
    • God saw that the light was good, and he rejoiced. And he separated dark and light.
    brukim promisto break a promise

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