kōmiri

kōmiri, (-a, -‘ia). Squeeze hard with the hand(s).

Kua kōmiri ‘a No‘o i te rima o te tamaiti kia kākāoa.
No‘o squeezed the child’s hand to make him squeal;

Kua kōmiri ‘aia i te ‘unga‘ungā one mama‘ata kia pururū.
He crushed the big clods (in his fist) till they crumbled;

I te kōmiri-‘ia‘anga tōna ‘ē‘ē, kua ta‘e mai te pī rau.
The pus oozed out when his boil was squeezed;

Kua kōmiri ‘aia i te kakī o te va‘ine.
He gripped the woman round the throat. [Ce. *koo-miri.]

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