n. a pinch of something fibrous as cotton, fiber, thread, etc; v. get a pinch of something fibrous. Pilisi kug gápas nga ákung ihúnad, Get me a pinch of cotton to dress the wound with.
v. 1. stick on. Mipilit ang tikì sa ákung tangkúgù, The gecko stuck to the nape of my neck. Nagpílit ang mga silyu, The stamps got stuck to each other. Pitlan tag istíkir ang kutsi, Let’s stick a sticker on the car; 2. stick to one’s lover (slang). Mupilit nà siya nímu ug ímung makúhà, She’ll stick to you once you manage to get her to go to bed with you; 3. for one’s gaze to be fixed. Mipilit ang ákung panan-aw sa íyang atubangan, My gaze rested on her front (genital region); a. sticky so as to adhere. Pilit kaáyu ning papilíta, This paste is very sticky; n. sticky rice, used for sweets. — mais n. kind of corn that produces sticky grits, used for making desserts. — ug kamut thieving. — ug dílà having difficulty pronouncing. (←) — ang dílà v. have difficulty pronouncing. Nagpílit ang ákung dílag pangatarúngan, I got all tongue-tied trying to explain. pa- v. paste, stick something to something Mipapilit siyag pahibalu sa bungbung, She pasted an announcement on the wall; n. paste. pilitpílit a. having difficulty enunciating. Walay pilitpílit nga pamatíun, He speaks glibly. (Lit. You don’t hear the tongue sticking.)
v. insist on doing something or that someone else do something Mipílit siya pagsulud sa kwartu nga ngitngit kaáyu, He insisted on getting inside the very dark room. Ayaw kug pilíta sa pagpasulti sa tinúud, Don’t force me to say the truth. ma-un a. insistent.
n. 1. drawstring in the waistline used instead of a garter; 1a. apron strings. pahikut sa — for a man to get married (lit. allow himself to get tied to the apron strings). 2. belt worn around the waist; v. make into a drawstring or belt.
a. area of the sea near the shore, but still covered at low tide; v. go to the sea near the shore. Akuy dalas timun ug mupíliw na ang lansa, I’ll take the wheel when the launch gets in close to the shore. Nagkapiliw na ta. Palawri ug diyútay, We are slowly moving toward the shore. Steer toward the deeper waters. pa-(→) v. go toward the sea near the shore. ka-an n. portion of the sea near the shore. kina-an(→) n. part of the sea nearest the shore (but covered at low tide).
n. acronym for the Philippine Civic Action Group, a group of soldiers sent to South Vietnam in the mid 1960’s.
n. film for cameras.