tapatiti, v.i. Glance off, ricochet, brush, skim or swerve past.
Kua tapatiti tana toki i tōna pari‘anga i te ‘ātava rākau ē kua motu tōna vaevae.
His axe glanced off when he was cutting the branch and gashed his leg;
I kite ‘ua au i taua tokā ra i te tapatiti‘anga nā muri iāku.
I just caught a glimpse of the stone skimming past behind me;
I tapatiti mai nā konei taua tangata, tērā e ‘oro atū ra.
The man swerved past here, there he goes running away.
1. Body hair, fur, fleece, feathers.
Kua pākoti ‘aia i te ‘uru‘uru o te māmoe.
He sheared the sheep; Kua pākoti‘ia te ‘uru‘uru toroa i runga i te pē‘au o te moa taetaevao. The long feathers on the wild fowl’s wings were cut off; Varua te ‘uru‘uru o te puaka kia mā meitaki. Scrape the hair off the pig until (the skin) is nice and white. ‘Uru‘uru mata, eyelash. ‘Uru‘uru tuke mata, eyebrow. ‘Uru‘uru va‘a, moustache and beard, whiskers.
2. Have hair growing, be hairy, woollen (of clothes).
‘Ē ta‘i nga‘uru mā toru rāi ōna mata‘iti, kua ‘uru‘uru tōna va‘a.
He is only thirteen but he has got a moustache and beard coming; Kua manako ‘aia i te ‘akatupu i tōna ‘uru‘uru va‘a kia roroa i te ‘uru-‘uru‘anga. Once they started he decided to let his beard and moustache grow long; Kua ‘oko kāka‘u ‘uru‘uru te metua nō tāna tamaiti nō te ‘aere‘anga ki Nūtirēni. The father bought his son woollen clothes for his trip to New Zealand. Te aronga rima ‘uru‘uru, the experts. Ko te tū tēia i te rave a te aronga rima ‘uru‘uru. This is the way the experts do it.
2. (-a, -‘ia). Brush.
Kua ‘uru‘urua te repo i runga i tō piripou?
Have you brushed the dirt off your trousers?
1. Hair of animals and body hair of humans, fur, fleece, feathers.
Tē pākoti ‘uru ‘iku ‘oro‘enua nei au.
I‘m trimming the horse’s tail; E ‘uti‘uti i te ‘uru o te moa kia mā meitaki ka tuaki ei. Pluck the fowl quite clean before you gut it. Moa ‘uru kivi, a fowl with grey or white markings. Pare ‘uru manu, fur hat. Tākiri ‘uru, to fish with a feather lure. I tākiri ‘uru ana māua, kāre rā i rauka roa. We used feathers when we went angling, but we didn’t catch much.
2. A brush.
‘E ‘uru parai ngaika tēnā, tēia te ‘uru pēni.
That’s a whitewash brush, this is the paint brush. ‘Uru ‘anga‘anga tāmaka, shoebrush. ‘Uru varu va‘a, shavingbrush.
3. (-a, -‘ia). Brush.
E ‘uru i te ni‘o i te au pōpongi kātoatoa ka ‘aere ei ki te ‘āpi‘i.
Brush your teeth every morning before going to school; ‘Uru‘ia te repo i runga i tō pereue ka ‘aere ei koe. Brush off the dirt on your coat before you go.