koropini

koropini, (-a, -‘ia). Encircle, surround.

Kua koropini te ‘enemi i tō mātou ‘ōire ē kua tutungi i te au ‘are.
The enemy surrounded our city and set fire to the houses;

Kua koropini te aronga tu‘epōro i te rēperī
. The footballers surrounded the referee. [koro4, pini1.]

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