kope1, v.i. Grumble, complain, go on about something.
Kua kope te va‘ine i tāna tamā‘ine nō te ‘ākono kore i te ‘anga‘anga.
The woman grumbled about her daughter not attending to the work;
Kua kope te māmā i te pāpāia‘anga tāna tamaiti e te pū‘āpi‘i.
The mother complained about her child being beaten by the teacher;
I tōna kope-‘anga i tāna tamā‘ine, kua ‘aere tāna tamā-‘ine ki va‘o mai i te ‘are, auē ei.
When she grumbled about her, her daughter went outside the house and cried. (See kope-kope1.)