• split sections of bamboo culm lengthwise to make sesebitan strips for weaving
  • split something lengthwise into very thin pieces or slivers, e.g. split bamboo into semat or into strips for making baskets
  • split, split something, split bamboo culm into sticks for katik sate
  • split into long thin strips, which are called sesebitan
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Usage Examples

Nyebit tiinge ngamis ke cerikan.
Literally: 'split the bamboo, the strips get thinner'; meaning that if you follow an example of something that is unjust, you will always lose out on the small things; other interpretations: a person of status blames difficulties on his subordinates.