‘ōpuku

‘ōpuku, v.i. Crouch down (with bent back), double or huddle up.

Tē ‘ōpuku ‘uā ra ‘aia i muri i te toka i kite atu ei au.
He was crouching behind a rock when I saw him;

Kāre ‘aia e meitaki i te ‘ōpuku, ‘e mamae tōna tua.
He can’t bend down very well, his back hurts;

Nō te anu, nō reira ‘aia i ‘ōpuku ‘ua ai.
It was cold, that is why he was huddled up. [‘ō-3, puku1.]

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