tāpiri

tāpiri, (-a, -‘ia, ia).

1. Bring something near to or beside, press something close to, apply a compress.

Ka rauka iā koe i te tāpiri mai i te ‘oro‘enua ki te pae i tēia tumu rākau kia kake atu au?
Could you manage to bring the horse up beside this tree stump so that I can get on?;

E tāpiri mai koe i te pi‘a ki te pae i te kaingākai.
Bring the box over close to the table;

I te ta‘e‘anga te toto i tōna putāngi‘u, kua tāpiri ‘aia i te kāka‘u anu ki runga i tōna rae.
When his nose started bleeding, he pressed a cold compress to his forehead. Kāka‘u tāpiri maki, lint.

2. Stick, seal, fasten or join something, patch (hole), put together, assemble (machinery).

Kua tāpiri ‘aia i te tuatua ‘akakite ki runga i te rākau ‘akakite‘anga tuatua.
He put (pinned or pasted) the notice up on the board;

Nāku i tāpiri i te tī kiro.
I sealed down the envelope;

Kua tāpiri ‘aia i te pēpa ki te kurū.
He stuck the paper with the glue;

Kua tāpiri ‘aia i te ‘āuri ‘ati ki te ‘apinga tāpiri ‘āuri.
He soldered the broken pieces of iron together;

Kua tāpiri ‘aia i te puta o te puāngiangi pōro.
He patched over the hole in the football bladder. Tāpou tāpiri ‘āuri, solder.

3. Approach close to.

‘Auraka e tāpiri ki te pāruru o te ‘are, kā kī tō pona i te pēni.
Don’t get (too) close to the wall of the house, you‘ll get paint all over your shirt.

4. Close down.

Kua tāpiri‘ia tāna kimi‘anga.
His business was closed down.

kāpitipiti

kāpitipiti, (-a, -‘ia), fq. kāpiti.

1. Put or come together.

Kua kāpitipiti rātou i te ‘ā‘āenga pēpa.
They pieced together the bits of paper;

Kua kāpitipiti rātou i te tanu‘anga i te pā rākau.
They planted the row of trees close together;

Kua no‘o kāpitipiti rātou takapini i te a‘i.
They sat huddled around the fire;

Kia oti te nūmero i te kāpitipiti, kua ‘akaputu rātou.
When they had got all the figures together, they added them up;

Kua rauka mai tēta‘i vā i roto i te ‘are i te kāpitipiti‘anga te au pi‘a.
They managed to make some room in the shed by putting all the crates together. [kā-3, -piti RR.]

kāpiti

kāpiti, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Put or come together, combine, unite, associate, team up.

‘Auraka e kāpiti i te ‘ānani kino ki te ‘ānani meitaki.
Don’t put the bad oranges in with the good ones;

KĀpiti i te vai ki te tī mēni.
Add water to the cement;

Kia oti te ‘akari ē te nū i te ‘a‘aki, kua kāpiti‘ia ‘okota‘i putunga.
When the dry coconuts and the drinking coconuts had all been picked, they were put together in a heap;

Kua kāpiti ‘ua te Māori ē te Papa‘ā i te ‘āriki‘anga i te manu‘iri.
Māoris and Europeans joined in welcoming the guests;

I tō rātou kāpiti‘anga ki te ‘are teata, kua ‘akamata rātou i te ‘akatupu pekapeka.
As soon as they came together at the cinema, they started causing trouble;

Kua kāpiti te au pātireia o te ‘au ārai i te tamaki‘anga i topa ake nei.
The allies joined forces in the last war;

I tō rātou ‘oro kāpiti ‘anga ki te rē, kua ‘ōpara ‘a Tā iā Tere.
Tā gave Tere a shove as they raced together for the winning-post;

E ‘apai mai koe i ngā pi‘a ‘ānani kāpiti i roto i te ‘are.
Fetch the two boxes of oranges which are standing together in the shed;

Kua ‘apai kāpiti‘ia mai rāua ki te ‘are maki.
The two of them were taken to hospital together;

Kua kāpitia te tamariki tāvarevare ki te pi‘a ‘okota‘i ē kua ako‘ia.
The children who came late were assembled in one room and warned;

Kua ‘aere kāpiti rāua ki te tu‘epōro.
They went to the rugby match together;

E tī pū koe i te rau o ngā nū kāpiti i mua i te ‘are.
Cut the leaves of the pair of coconut trees standing together in front of the house.

2. n. Partner, fellow (of a pair).

E kimi mai koe i tēta‘i kāpiti nō‘ou.
Find yourself a partner. (See kāpipiti.) [kā-3, -piti.]