panapana1, fq. pana1.
(a) Prize, lever or flick sthg out or off, debutton (oranges).
Tei te panapana ‘akari māua.
We‘re digging the kernel out of the coconuts;
‘Ē toru ‘ānere āku pi‘a i oti i tō mātou panapana‘anga i te ‘ānani ē te rēmene.
I did three hundred boxes when we were debuttoning the oranges and lemons.
(b) Crack or squash with flicks of the nail.
Kua panapana te va‘ine i te kutu.
The woman cracked the lice.
2. v.i. Leap(ing) up and down, bound, jump around nimbly, bounce about, spring back (like a trap), beat (like the heart), pulsate, twitch (like a tic).
Kua ‘aka‘inga ‘aia iāia i tōku papaki‘anga i tōna taringa ē kua panapana ‘aere ‘aia mei te tūtu‘a.
He threw himself down when I boxed his ears and danced about like a flea;
‘E tangata panapana ‘a Tapuae i roto i te tu‘epōro.
Tapuae is very nimble at football;
Panapana ‘aere te au tangata i te tāmā‘anga rapurapu i mua ake i te tūtaka.
The people jumped to it in the rush to clean everything up before the inspection;
Kua panapana te mōtokā i te tae‘anga ki te ngā‘i pukupuku o te mataara.
The car bounced up and down when it came to the bumps in the road;
‘Auraka e pē‘i panapana i te pōro, ka rutua e Mori.
Don’t bowl bouncers, Mori will slog them;
Kua panapana pouroa tāna au pākati i tōna ‘aere‘anga i te ‘ākara i te pōpongi.
All his traps had been sprung when he went to look at them in the morning;
TĒ panapana nei rāi tōna puku‘atu.
His heart is still beating;
‘E mārie te panapana i tō‘ou pātē.
Your pulse is slow;
Kua panapana tōna mata.
(The tic by) his eye kept twitching.