torotoro

torotoro, fq. toro and totoro, q.v.

1. Creep, slither, crawl.

E torotoro mārie ki kō.
Creep slowly over there;

Kua mataku ‘aia i te torotoro‘anga mai te veri.
She was scared when the centipede crawled towards her.

2. Stretch out, extend (as tendrils, etc.).

Ko te au kākave o te ‘eke tei torotoro mai ki va‘o.
The octopus is putting its tentacles out.

3. Project, bulge out.

Kua auaro‘ia te ngā‘i i torotoro ei te kiri mōtokā.
The bulges in the car tyre were lined.

4. Push into.

Kua torotoroa te ‘ōporo ki roto i te mō‘ina.
The chillies were poked into the bottle.