popaia, popai

1. to miss

  • Olgeta spia i popaia.
    All the arrows missed.

2. to slip

  • Lek bilong mi i popaia long ples malumalu.
    My foot slipped in the mud.

3. verbally miss the mark

  • Tok i popaia na tingting bilong ol i paul.
    They did not understand the explanation and were confused.

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