tipatipa

tipatipa, fq. tipa.

1. Move restlessly around, struggle, jib (as horse).

‘Auraka e tipatipa mē pākoti‘ia tō‘ou rauru.
Don’t keep squirming around while you are having your hair cut;

‘E tangata tipatipa tika ai koe!
What an old fidget you are!

2. v.t. Keep jerking, shake, move.

‘Auraka e tipatipa i te rākau tanu ‘ōu, kā mate.
Don’t keep shaking the tree that has just been planted, it will die.