paopao

paopao, (-a, -‘ia), fq. pao. Strike, chip out (a hollow or holes), crack open with blows, sting, peck.

E paopao ki te ‘āmara kia pururū te tūtae-‘āuri.
Chip the rust away with the hammer;

Kua paopao te rango iāia i tōna ‘aere‘anga ki te pae i te pi‘ā rango.
The bees stung him when he went close to the hives;

Nā te manu i paopao i tēnā kā‘ui meika para.
The birds have been pecking that bunch of ripe bananas.
[pao RR.]

Leave a Reply