kmeed
, v.s.near; close; approaching; basic.
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v.recip.near each other.
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kileedv.s.pastalmost; nearly (past tense).
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kmedangv.s.inch.is getting near or close.
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kmedungv.s.pred.is about to get near or close.
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Examples:
> When your heart wants to come close to my heart, it's like a person who wants to travel to the rocks in the reef.
> I almost got run over by a car.
> I was so embarrassed I thought I'd die.
> It's been almost a week since he's been staying here.
> I nearly got left behind by the plane.
Proverbs:
> Like the insects which stays at ashes of fire but doesn't burn.
You're near a situation which needs immediate attention but you don't lend a hand.
> Be strong, morning is nigh.
Keep a stiff upper lip - things will improve (lit. morning is approaching). Encouragement to the depressed to take heart.
> Be strong, shallows are close
Crossing the lagoon, a canoe is poled in shallow water, paddled in deep. The phrase refers to canoeists tiring after a long paddle over deep water. Applied when someone is about to give up, though better times are ahead.
> Our nose is close (to the mouth), but cannot be licked.
i.e. we shouldn't be too sure of, or overconfident in, ourselves. The nose is very close to the mouth, but, no matter how reassuringly available, it cannot be licked by the tongue. The idiom cautions those who are careless with their possessions to be less assured about wealth.
More Examples:
> I was close to worrying everyone as I was a little late.
> Our house is a bit closer to the zoo.
> Kerai, very soon the police will catch you and tie you up!
> Would you clean them taros as you are closer to them.
> Who is the one closest to the door?

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