1. hurry, make haste.
E rapu kia oti vave tēnā ‘anga‘anga.
Get cracking and finish that job off quickly;
Kua rapu mātou kia tae vave ki te kāinga.
We made haste to get home early.
Kua ‘aere mai ‘aia ē kua rapu ia mātou kia ‘anga‘anga pakari.
He came and urged us to work hard(er). Rapu ‘ua, do something hurriedly and not well.
Kua rapu ‘ua ‘aia i te ‘anga-‘anga.
He did a rush job on it.
2. (-a, -‘ia). Strive hard, make an all-out effort, struggle, set about (sthg).
Kua rapu ‘aia i taua tokā ra kia peke ki te pae, inārā kāre e rauka nō te teima‘a.
He made a great effort to move the boulder to one side, but it was too heavy for him;
Kua rapu ‘aia i te mata o tōna ‘enemi kia kino.
He struggled to get at his enemy’s eyes to damage them;
Kua rapua te kākō kia pou vave ki runga i te pa‘ī.
An all-out effort was made to get all the cargo loaded as soon as possible.
tipatipa, fq. tipa.
1. Move restlessly around, struggle, jib (as horse).
‘Auraka e tipatipa mē pākoti‘ia tō‘ou rauru.
Don’t keep squirming around while you are having your hair cut;
‘E tangata tipatipa tika ai koe!
What an old fidget you are!
2. v.t. Keep jerking, shake, move.
‘Auraka e tipatipa i te rākau tanu ‘ōu, kā mate.
Don’t keep shaking the tree that has just been planted, it will die.
1. Jerk something.
Nō tei tipa ‘aia i te kaingākai i kino ei tāku tātā.
He spoiled what I was writing when he jerked the table.
2. v.i. Make sudden abrupt movement, struggle, plunge, start.
Mē tipa koe, ka paoa koe e te rango.
The bee will sting you if you move;
KĀre e rauka iāia i te tipa, nō te mea ‘ē toru ‘akavā i te tango iāia.
He can’t struggle, there are three policemen holding him.
1. Fight (intr., as in a war, a fight, or tough competition), to quarrel or compete bitterly.
Kia roko‘ia atu rāua, tē tau‘ā‘ā ra.
They were fighting one another when they were overtaken;
I taua tau‘ā‘ā‘anga pukupukū ra i ‘inga ai rātou.
They were beaten in the mass attack;
‘E ngā tāngata tau‘ā‘ā putuputu.
Those two are always at each other’s throats;
E omai ana tetai tangata e taua ana maua.
Give me a man, that we may fight together (I Sam.17.10).
2. n. A fight, struggle.
Kua oti tā rāua tau‘ā‘ā, kua peke kiā Toma te rē.
They’ve finished fighting (or the contest), Toma won.