patere

patere, v.i. Slip or slide along or down, slip through (the grasp).

E tāpū koe iāia kia kore ‘aia e patere.
Hold on to him so he won’t slip;

Kāre au e ‘aere nā kona, nō te patere i tēnā ngā‘i.
I‘m not going that way, it is (steep and) slippery;

‘E mea patere ‘ua te mereki i roto i tōku rima.
The plate just slipped through my fingers;

Mē patere te taura i roto i tō‘ou rima kā peke tō tātou pupu pūtōtō taura.
If you let the rope slip through our hands, our tug-of-war team will lose.
[pa-, tere.]

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