kape1

kape1, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Dodge, swerve aside, avoid, evade.

Kua ‘opu mai ‘aia iāku, inārā kua kape au ki te kaokao.
He tackled me, but I dodged to the side;

Kua manuia te va‘ine rū‘au i tōna kape‘ia‘anga e te mōtokā.
The old woman was lucky that the car avoided her;

Kape i te ‘anga‘anga,
to dodge work;

Kape i te ui‘anga,
to avoid a question;

‘E tamaiti kape‘ia tērā e te tamariki i te ‘āpi‘i.
The children always shun that boy at school.

2. Deflect, flick aside.

Kua kape ‘aia i te moto ki tōna rima.
He deflected the blow with his arm;

Kia mate te kiore ki roto i te punāvai, kua rave mai ‘aia i te rākau ē kua kape ki te pae.
When a rat died in the well, he fetched a stick and flicked it out to the side. (See ‘ī kape(kape), kapenga, kape-kape.) [Np. *kape.]

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