kōkō1, (-ia), fq. kō1. Keep poking, prodding, stabbing, jabbing, digging. Kua kōkō te tamaiti i te va‘arua ki te rākau kia ‘oro te kioretoka ki va‘o. The child kept poking the stick into the hole to make the rat run out;
‘Eia‘a koe e kōkō mai i tōku kaokao.
Don’t keep poking me in the ribs;
‘E tamaiti kōkō tēia i tōna ni‘o ki te kata māti.
This child is always picking his teeth with a matchstick;
Kua kōkōia te merēni ki te mātipi.
The melons have been stabbed with a knife;
Kua kōkō te va‘ine i te one ki te rākau ē kua tanu i te tiare.
The woman made holes in the ground with a stick and dibbled in the flowers;
Nāku i kōkō ā roto i te pā tōmāti.
I’ve dug along between the tomato rows;
Kua kō ‘aia i te vaevae o te tamaiti i tōna kōkō‘anga i te one ki te pē.
He jabbed the boy’s foot with the spade when he was digging the ground. Kōkō pōro, (play) billiards, snooker etc.
Kua ‘aere ‘aia ki te kōkō pōro.
He’s gone to play billiards. [kō1 RR.]