‘opu‘opu1

‘opu‘opu1, (-a, -‘ia, -kia, – kina, – na), fq. ‘opu. Seize.

Kāre e rauka ia māua i te ‘opu‘opu i te mokorā, ‘e kikite.
We can’t catch the ducks, they‘re too cunning;

‘E ngā tamariki ‘opu‘opu pepe tērā.
Those two children are catching butterflies;

Ka ‘opu‘opua kōtou e te ‘akavā.
The police will catch you. [‘opu1 RR.]

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