1. to weigh something

  • skelim bek kopi weigh the bag of coffee

2. to dish out, to portion out

  • skelim marasin drug dose
  • skelim kaikai (scale food) to give rations
  • Mama i skelim kaikai i go long olgeta pikinini bilong em.
    The mother dished out the food for her children.

3. to assess

4. to pace oneself

  • Taim mi sik, mi mas skelim mi yet, nogut mi bagarap, laka?
    When I’m sick, I have to pace myself, so I don’t overdo it, right?

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