pa‘upa‘u1

pa‘upa‘u1, (-a, -‘ia, -na), fq. pa‘u1. Join, splice, graft.

Kua pa‘upa‘ua te au paipa.
The pipes have been connected up;

E pa‘upa‘u koe i te kiri‘au ‘ei ‘akatika i te pā tōmāti.
Join the lengths of hibiscus fibre to line up the row of tomato plants;

Kua pa‘upa‘una te ‘uri rēmene ki te ‘ānani pito.
The lemon stock were budded with navel orange scions.
[pa‘u1 RR.]

tūkati

tūkati, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Come together, join, meet.

Kia tūkati meitaki ngā ‘ope o te rākau ka pātiti ei.
See that the ends of the timber are properly joined before you nail them down;

Kua tiāti tēta‘i tua ē tēta‘i, ē i te tūkati‘anga, kua tā pātia pēniti ‘ua rātou.
Both sides charged, and when they met they fought with bayonets alone;

Tūkatia ngā ‘ope o te niuniu kia tae te tuatua.
Join the (severed) ends of the wire so that the message can get through.

2. v.t. Join.

Kua tūkati ‘aia i te ‘ope.
He has joined the ends.

tōpiri

tōpiri, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Draw something shut, close (e.g. door), bring together, join.

Kua tōpiri koe i te kāparāta?
Have you closed the cupboard?;

E ‘aka‘oki mai koe i te tāviri mē oti te pā i te tōpiri.
Return the key when you’ve shut the door;

Kua tōpiria te ‘āua kia kore te puakatoro e ‘aere ki va‘o.
The paddock has been shut to stop the bull getting out;

Kua tōpiri au i ōku mata.
I shut my eyes;

E tōpiri koe i tō‘ou va‘a!
Shut your mouth, shut up!;

Tē tōpiri nei au ia kōrua i teianei kia riro kōrua ‘ei tāne ē ‘ei va‘ine.
I now join you together as man and wife.

2. Apply a compress.

Kua tōpiri te nēti i te kāka‘u ma‘ana ki muri i tōku tua.
The nurse put a hot compress on my back.

3. Move close to.

Kua tōpiri mai ‘aia ki āku ē kua tuatua marū mai.
He came up close and whispered;

Kua tōpiri te punupunuā moa ki te pae i te tī nana.
The chicks nestled close to their mother.

tomotomo1

tomotomo1, (-a, -‘ia), fq. tomo1. Enter, participate, join, etc.

Kua tomotomo te kiore toka ki roto i te rua i te kite atu‘anga i te kiore ngiāo.
The rats went into their hole when they caught sight of the cat;

Kua ‘aka‘oki‘ia rātou ki va‘o i tō rātou tomotomo‘anga ki roto i te ‘āua.
They were ordered out as soon as they entered the field;

Kua tomotomo te au pātireia tei piri kiāia ki taua tamaki‘angā ra.
All the countries allied with him joined in the war.
[tomo1 RR.]

tāpipiri

tāpipiri, (-a, -‘ia). Paste or stick something on, stick patch on, seal (hole, join).

Kua tāpipiria te tuatua ‘akakite ki va‘o mai i te ‘are toa.
The advertisement was pasted up outside the shop;

Kua oti iāku i te tāpipiri i te tūtū ki runga i te pēpa mārōki‘aki‘a.
I’ve finished pasting the picture onto the cardboard;

Kua tāpipiri au i te puāngiangi o te pōro.
I’ve finished patching the football bladder. Vairākau tāpipiri pātikara, solution used for patching bicycle inner tubes.

Kua rekareka au i tōna tāpipiri‘anga i te tini puta ki te tāpou.
I was pleased when he patched up the holed tin with solder;

Kua ‘oko punu tāpipiri pātikara mai au.
I’ve bought a tyre-repair outfit (for my bicycle).