‘ōpara

‘ōpara, (-‘ia).

1. Push, shove.

Kāre e nāku i ‘ōpara iāia ki roto i te vai.
It wasn’t me that pushed him in the water;

Kāre e rauka tēia toka i te ‘ōpara, nō te teima‘a.
It isn’t possible to move this stone, it is (too) heavy;

Kua ‘ōpara rātou i te torōka i te kino‘anga te matī ni.
They pushed the truck along when the engine went wrong.

2. Take hold of (mainly dialectal, Ait., cf. Rar. mou, rave).

3. Compel.

Kua ‘ōpara ‘aia iāku kia āru iāia.
He forced me to go with him. (See ‘ōparapara.)

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