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.
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 (nā), 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.