‘āmirimiri

‘āmirimiri, (-a, -‘ia), fq. ‘āmiri. Keep touching, keep handling, finger, stroke, fondle.

‘Auraka ‘e ‘āmirimiri i te puka, kā repo.
Don’t keep fingering the book, it‘ll get dirty;

Kua auē te tamaiti i tōku ‘āmirimiri‘anga i tōna ‘ē‘ē.
The boy yelled when I felt his boil;

Kua ‘āmirimiri‘ia e rātou taua kāka‘ū ra i mua ake kā ‘oko ei rātou.
They felt the materials before they bought it;

‘Auraka ‘e ‘āmirimiri putuputu i te kiore ngiāo.
Don’t fondle the cat so much.
[‘ā-8, miri RR.]