~vo1 pound, beat ‹s.th.›, esp. with long and heavy stick / grind, [...]

Part of Speech verb, transitive
Phonetic Form (i·)vo
    • pound, beat ‹s.th.›, esp. with long and heavy stick
      • Example 2668:
        Dapa noma li-vo kangele kome li-ia kome.
        People in the past used to smash giant clams and grind them into axes.
    • grind, crush ‹nuts+›
    • Sense Comment esp
      • Example 2669:
        li-vo vongoro
        to crush canarium almonds
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    • ~wete violently push a long, hard object into ‹s.o., s.th.›: pierce, spear, stab, pound+ / spear ‹fish+› / shoot ‹s.o., s.th.› with arrow / pound ‹s.o., s.th.› with the end of a long stick, or any similar implement / drive ‹digging stick, ekuo› into the ground, to soften it when planting tubers / dig out ‹swamp taro, vivilo› by driving a digging stick into the ground; hence harvest / pound ‹taros, almonds+› in a bowl, using a long and heavy pestle / grind ‹kava+› using a longish coral stone or a pestle / pin ‹clothes, leaves+› using a needle or a small pointed stick
    • ~abu3 hit, strike ‹s.th., s.o.›, typic. with o.'s hands / have an impact upon ‹s.th., s.o.›, affect / play ‹musical instrument› using hands / kill, slay, murder ‹s.o.› / kill ‹animal›, hence hunt, fish+