māngore

māngore, (-a, -‘ia). Clip, cut or shave the head very short.

‘Auraka koe e māngore i tōna katu.
Don’t clip him too short;

E pākoti māngore koe i tōna katu.
Cut his hair really short;

Kua māngorea e Tumu tōku katu.
Tumu gave me a very close haircut;

Kā kata te tamariki i te katu māngore ō‘ou.
The children will laugh at that very short cut you’ve had.
(See māngorengore.)
[mā-8, ngore.]

tī pūpū

tī pūpū, (-a, -‘ia), fq. tī pū.

1. Cut, slice, chop, sever.

‘Auraka e tī pūpū i te pākiri o te rākau.
Don’t keep cutting the bark of the tree. Mātipi tī pūpū puakatoro, butcher’s knife. Mātipi tī pūpū varāoa, breadknife.

2. Exclude, reject.

Kua tī pūpūa te aronga kino i te tu‘epōro.
The poor rugby players were dropped;

Ko te aronga kino ‘ua tei manako‘ia nō te tī pūpū.
It was decided that the poor (players) should be dropped.

3. Interrupt, cut in.

‘Auraka koe e tī pūpū i tōna manako, e tiaki ki tō‘ou taime tuatua.
Don’t keep interrupting what he is saying, wait till it is your turn to speak;

‘E tangata tī pūpū tuatua koe i roto i te ‘uipā‘anga.
You constantly make interruptions in the course of the meetings.

tipitipi

tipitipi, (-a, ‘ia), fq. tipi1.

1. Cut, pare.

‘Auraka e tipitipi i te pākiri o te taro.
Don’t peel the taro;

Mē oti te mauku i te tipitipi, e purūmu ki runga i te tāruta.
When the

mauku
has been cut (with sickle, etc.) sweep it up on the rubbish heap.

2. Skim (intr.), skid out, etc.

tī pū

tī pū, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Cut, chop, sever (general term).

E tī pū ki te toki kia kore te mātipi e ‘ati.
Cut it with the axe so you won’t break the knife;

‘E tangata tī pū va‘ie tērā.
There is someone there chopping firewood.

2. Mark with a line, score, put line through, cross off, delete.

E tī pū i tēta‘i rāini ki raro ake.
Underline it;

E tī pū i te tī
. Cross (or cross out) the ‘T‘;

‘Ea‘a koe i tī pū ei i tōna ingoa?
Why did you cross his name off?

3. Exclude, reject, deprive, bar, eliminate.

Kua tī pua ‘aia ki va‘o i te au tārekareka kātoatoa nō tōna maki.
He was left out of all the sporting events because he was ill;

Kua tī pū‘ia ‘aia mei te ‘anga‘anga.
His job was taken away from him;

Kua tū ‘aia ki runga ē kua tī pū i tōku manako.
He stood up and rejected my proposal.

4. Divide up.

Mē oti tō kōrua ‘enua i te tī pū, e ‘āua koe i tō‘ou.
When you two have divided up your lands, you must fence yours;

Kua tī pū ‘aia i te ‘ope o tāna ‘āriki kaingākai ki te kāka‘u matie.
She put a green border around inside the edges of her tablecloth.

5. Cut through or across (), take short cut.

Ka tī pū ‘ua tāua nā konei kia tae vave tāua.
Let us cut through here so we arrive in plenty of time.

6. n. A cut, etc.

‘ī toru tī pū te ‘akairo i runga.
There are three cut marks on it.

tipi1

tipi1,

1. (-a, -‘ia). Use knife, etc., reaping, slicing or skimming action; slice, pare, cut (‘Ātiu, M.M. dial. = Rar. mātipi).

Kā tipi te tī tā ki te a‘a?
What are we going to cut the grass with?;

Tipia ā runga i te pā kaute kia tika.
Trim the top of the hibiscus hedge back level.

2. Skim (flat stone, etc.) along.

Kua tipi ‘aia i te toka para‘ā nā runga i te tai.
She sent the flat stone skimming over the surface of the sea;

Kua tipi ‘aia i te tupe i te pē‘i‘anga ē kua peke tāku ki va‘o.
He skimmed the disc along and knocked mine aside.

3. v.i. Skim along, skid out sideways (as wheel).

Nō te pateka, nō reira i tipi ei te uira o te pātikara i tōna pa‘e‘anga.
It was slippery, that’s why the wheels of his bicycle skidded out when he turned.

4. n. A knife, sickle, hook.

‘Ōmai kiāku tō tipi.
Let me have your knife;

Tē ‘akakoi tipī ra ‘aia.
He is sharpening up a knife.