kopekope1, v.i. Keep on grumbling, complaining, talking peevishly, chattering.
Kua kopekope te māmā, nō te ‘anga‘anga tārevakē a te pū ‘anga‘anga i tāna tamaiti.
The mother kept on about the way the foreman had mistreated her son;
Kāre rava ‘e tamaiti i pa‘u atu i te kopekope‘anga o tō rātou metua.
Not one of the children answered back when their mother grumbled at them;
I kopekope kē ‘aere ana ‘aia nō te pī va.
He was muttering deliriously in his fever. [kope1 RR.]