totoro, (-a, -‘ia). Crawl, creep.
Ka totoro koe ki ‘ea?
Where are you crawling to?;
Kua totoro mai te anu nā muri i taku tua.
I can feel the cold going down my back;
Kua totoro‘ia taua ngā‘ī ra e te tamariki ē kua kinokino te one.
The children have been crawling round there and disturbed the soil.
torotoro, fq. toro and totoro, q.v.
1. Creep, slither, crawl.
E torotoro mārie ki kō.
Creep slowly over there;
Kua mataku ‘aia i te torotoro‘anga mai te veri.
She was scared when the centipede crawled towards her.
2. Stretch out, extend (as tendrils, etc.).
Ko te au kākave o te ‘eke tei torotoro mai ki va‘o.
The octopus is putting its tentacles out.
3. Project, bulge out.
Kua auaro‘ia te ngā‘i i torotoro ei te kiri mōtokā.
The bulges in the car tyre were lined.
4. Push into.
Kua torotoroa te ‘ōporo ki roto i te mō‘ina.
The chillies were poked into the bottle.
‘ītoro1, v.i. Creep, crawl stealthily.
E ‘ītoro koe nā muri i te patu kia kore e kite mai iā koe.
Creep along behind the wall so you won’t be seen;
Kua kite atu au i te kiore ngiāo taetaevao i te ‘ītoro‘anga i te punuā moa.
I saw the wild cat stalking the chicken.
‘ītorotoro, v.i., fq. ‘ītoro1. Creep.
Kua ‘ītorotoro mārie ‘aia, inārā kāre ‘aia i piri atu, kua rere.
He crept along slowly, but they flew away before he got close;
Kua kitea te keiā i te ‘ītorotoro‘anga nā muri i te pā rākau.
The thief was spotted creeping along behind the hedge.