patupatu1

patupatu1, (-a, -‘ia), fq. patu1.

1. Tap, knock lightly, flick, or brush (with striking action).

Kua patupatua te ‘unga rākau i roto i te pi‘a ki va‘o.
The shavings were tapped out of the box;

Kua patupatu au i te pōro ki tōku rima.
I knocked the ball from hand to hand;

‘E a‘a koe i patupatu ei i te repo i tō‘ou tāmaka ki runga i te moenga?
What did you want to knock the dirt off your shoes onto the mat for?

2. Type (a letter), tap out (morse).

E patupatu mai koe i tēnā reta kia viviki kā piri te mēre.
Be quick and type the letter before the mail closes;

i tōna ‘akaoti‘anga i te patupatu i te uaireti,
when he had finished tapping out the radio message;

‘apinga patupatu reta,
a typewriter.
[patu1 RR.]

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