pātiti

pātiti, (-a, -‘ia). Nail, drive in (a nail, stake, peg).

Tē pātiti nei au i te tāpoki i tēia ngā pi‘a.
I‘m nailing down the lids of these boxes;

Kua pātitia te naero ki runga i te pāruru ‘are ‘ei ngā‘i ‘akairi‘anga i te pereue ua.
A nail was driven into the wall for somewhere to hang the raincoat on;

Kua pātia ‘aia i te rākau ki roto i te one ē kua tāpeka i te puakani‘o ki runga.
He drove the stake into the ground and tethered the goat to it.
(see pātitititi.; cf. Tah. paatiti.)

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