prohibition, restraint, reprimand
Sawayin mo ang bata.
Reprimand / Restrain the child.
Hindi mapasaway ang bata kaya sininturon ng ama.
The child wouldn’t be dissuaded so he was belted by the father.
to violate, oppose
sumuway sa kautusan
disobeyed the order
sumuway sa Panginoon
disobeyed the Lord
pest, having a mind of one’s own
someone who behaves in such a way as to merit a reprimand
Huwag kang pasaway.
Don’t be so contrarian. Don’t stubbornly insist on doing things your way, different from what you’re told to or expected to.
Sumaway is a surname. It can also mean to stop, check, or dissuade.