‘a‘atu

‘a‘atu, (-a, -‘ia, ‘ātua), v.i. Fold up, fold over, double over.

Kua ‘a‘atu ‘aia i te kie ē kua tuku ki runga i te torōka.
He folded up the tarpaulin and stowed it on the truck;

Kua ‘a‘atu‘ia te moenga kia kore e kī i te repo.
The mat was folded up so that it wouldn’t get full of dirt;

Kua ‘a‘ati ‘aia i tāna mātipi.
He folded up his knife;

mātipi ‘a‘atu,
pocketknife, penknife;

E ‘a‘atu meitaki i tō karā pona mē oti te rī i te tāpeka.
Turn your shirt collar down properly when you knot the tie;

Kua ‘a‘atu mai te ngaru ki roto i te poti ē kua tomo.
The wave curled over into the boat and it sank.
[-‘atu3 rR.]