kāoko

kāoko, (-a, -‘ia). Gather up in armfuls or handfuls, scoop up with a sweeping motion of the arm or hand.

Kua mou ‘aia iāku i te kāoko‘anga i te moni ki roto i te pūtē.
I caught him scooping the money into a sack;

mē pou te ‘unga rākau i te kāoko ki roto i te pi‘a,
when all the shavings have been scooped into the box;

Kua kāokoa e ia te patapata e kua ‘oro.
He scooped up the marbles and ran. [kā-3, oko.]

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