kōputaputa,

kōputaputa, (-a, -‘ia), fq. kōputa, q.v. Pierce holes in, broach.

‘Auraka e kōputa-puta kanga i te nū.
Don’t pierce holes in the drinking nuts just for fun;

Kōputaputa i te punu ‘ei pī pī i te ‘uri tōmāti.
Make holes in the tin to water the tomato plants with;

Kua kōputaputa mai ‘aia i te au tuatua i tō rāua karo‘anga mua.
He dragged all those things up when they first quarrelled. [kō-1, puta RR.]

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