totoro

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.
[Pn. *tolo3.]

torotoro

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

‘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.
[‘ī-7, toro1.]

‘ītorotoro

‘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.
[‘ītoro Rr.]