kāpitipiti

kāpitipiti, (-a, -‘ia), fq. kāpiti.

1. Put or come together.

Kua kāpitipiti rātou i te ‘ā‘āenga pēpa.
They pieced together the bits of paper;

Kua kāpitipiti rātou i te tanu‘anga i te pā rākau.
They planted the row of trees close together;

Kua no‘o kāpitipiti rātou takapini i te a‘i.
They sat huddled around the fire;

Kia oti te nūmero i te kāpitipiti, kua ‘akaputu rātou.
When they had got all the figures together, they added them up;

Kua rauka mai tēta‘i vā i roto i te ‘are i te kāpitipiti‘anga te au pi‘a.
They managed to make some room in the shed by putting all the crates together. [kā-3, -piti RR.]

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