pātōtō

pātōtō, v.t., n. Tug or jerk (a fishing line), fish(ing) from a canoe twitching the line with a finger, fishing with a line.

Kua pātōtō ‘aia i tāna a‘o ma te tiaki mārie i te kai‘anga te ika.
He kept jerking his line waiting patiently for the fish to bite;

Kua mou tāna ‘e mangō i tō māua pātōtō‘anga i napō i raro i te ava.
He caught a shark when we were line-fishing in the channel last night;

‘E pātōtō tāku tautai i napō, kāre rā i manuia.
I tried line-fishing last night, but I didn’t have any luck.
[pātō1 Rr.]

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