‘ape‘ape

‘ape‘ape, v.i., fq. ‘ape2. Bother, fret, complain peevishly.

‘E a‘a te ‘ape‘ape?
What’s the bother?;

Kua ‘ape‘ape te pēpe nō te pongi.
The baby fretted because it was hungry;

‘E tangata ‘ape‘ape tika ai ‘aia.
He’s a dreadful bother;

Kua tārekareka ‘aia i te pēpe i te ‘ape‘ape‘anga.
He kept the baby happy when it was fretful;

auē ‘ape‘ape,
to cry fretfully, snivel.
[‘ape2 RR.]

‘ape2

‘ape2, v.i. Fuss, fret, bother, pester.

‘E a‘a tā‘au e ‘ape nei, kāre e vave te torōka i te ‘aere.
What are you fussing about, the bus won’t leave early;

Kua ‘ape ‘aia ki tōna metua kia ‘akatika iāia kia ‘aere ki te teata.
He pestered his father to let him go to the cinema.
(see ‘ape‘ape.)