grisim

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Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English grease +‎ -im.

Verb[edit]

grisim trans.

  1. to grease

Etymology 2[edit]

gris (flattery) +‎ -im

Verb[edit]

grisim trans.

  1. to flatter
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 3:13 (translation here):
      Orait God, Bikpela i askim meri olsem, “Watpo yu mekim dispela samting?” Na meri i bekim tok olsem, “Snek i grisim mi na mi kaikai pikinini bilong dispela diwai.”


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