apu, ( -a, -‘ia).
1. Chase, pursue, harry.
Kua apu ‘aere te tītī‘ara i te koama.
The trevally chased the goatfish around;
Kua apu‘ia te kōpū ika rikiriki e te urua. The urua
(kind of fish) harried the shoal of little fish.
2. Strive hard for (i) something, pursue (a task) vigorously.
E apu ake koe i tēta‘i kīnaki i tā tāua ika.
Do your best to get something to eat with our fish;
Kā apu tāua i tēia ‘anga‘anga kia oti vave.
Let’s really buckle down to it and get the job done early;
Kua roa tō rātou apu‘anga kia taea te ‘enua.
They were striving for a long time to reach land.