kapo, (-a, -‘ia).
1. (a). Catch (a flying object), catch (a batsman) out.
E pē‘i mai koe i te ‘ānani kia kapo au.
Throw the oranges for me to catch;
Kua kapo ‘aia i te vī kia kore e nga‘ā.
He caught the mango so it wouldn’t break;
KĀre i mou te pōro i tōna kapo‘anga.
The ball didn’t stick when he went to catch it;
Kua kapo‘ia te ‘ānani ki te pūtē.
The oranges were caught with a sack;
I te pā‘anga pōro ki Avarua, kua kapo‘ia ‘a Rau e Tere.
In the cricket match at Avarua, Rau was caught out by Tere. Kapo pōro, ball catching.
Kua meitaki mai tā‘au kapo pōro.
Your catching is improving;
‘E tangata kapo pōro ‘a Tā.
Tā is a good catcher. Pē‘i kapo, to bowl for catches.
Kua pē‘i kapo ‘a Tā iā Tere, ē te ‘openga kua kapo‘ia mai.
Tā bowled for catches against Tere and eventually got him caught.
2. (a) v.i. Field (of a cricket side).
I tō rātou ‘aere‘anga ki runga i te ta‘ua i te kapo,
when they went out to field;
NĀ tātou te kapo.
We‘re fielding. (b) (obsol.). Accept, receive (mod.
‘-ariki). Nā Makea i kapo i te ‘ī vangeria.
Makea accepted the gospel. (See kapokapo.) [Pn. *kapo.]