tūparu

tūparu, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Smash up, break or grind down, crush or pound to pieces.

E tūparu i te ‘are ta‘ito ka ma‘ani ‘aka‘ou ei.
Pull down the old house and rebuild it;

Kua tūparua taua pa‘ī ra ki runga i te akau e te ngaru.
That ship was pounded to pieces on the reef by the waves;

‘Ei ‘āmara teima‘a te tūparu i teia patu e nga‘ang‘a‘ā ai.
We need a heavy hammer to break this wall down.

2. To lay ground bait.

E tūparu koe i te ika kia pū mai kā ‘ī ei.
Lay down ground bait to attract the fish to one place before you start angling.

3. Entice, lure.

E tūparu mārie koe kia vare mai.
Lure him on gently so he is enticed into coming;

Kua tūparu‘ia ki te moni.
They were given money as an inducement.

4. n. Ground bait.

‘E kō‘iti tāna tūparu.
He used

kō‘iti
crabs as ground bait.

tī paru

tī paru, (-a, -‘a). Crush to pieces, smash up, break up.

E tī paru i te patu ta‘ito kā patu ‘aka‘ou ei.
Break down the old wall and rebuild it;

Kua tī paru ‘aia i te au vaevae kākara ‘ei paru i te ika.
He crushed the crabs legs for ground bait;

Kua tī parua taua tokā ra nō te piri roa ki te ara.
The boulder was broken up because it was right beside the road.