New Knitter

I am new at this and have a pattern problem. my pattern says pw4w, I got that, then the next row says (dws) slip the stitch with the extra wraps purlwise dropping the extra wraps. There will be a single elongated stitch. I dont understand this, what do I do. I think I messed up my knitting.:knitting: :knitting:

Hi and welcome!
What pattern are you making?
Is pw4w a purl stitch with 4wraps? What directions does your pattern give for this?
I think it’ll be easier to help once we know these answers