ārangaranga

ārangaranga, v.i., fq. āranga.

1. Bob up, show above ground or water .

Kua ārangaranga ‘aere ‘ua te kiko o te kūmara.
The tubers of the kumara showed here and there above ground;

Ko te au taruā ārangaranga ‘aere ‘ua tā kōrua e kiriti.
You must only pull off the

taruā
tubers which are sticking up out of the ground;

Kua kitea atu tō rātou katu i te āranga-ranga‘anga i muri mai i te patu.
Their heads were seen sticking up from behind the wall.

2. Feel surge of excitement, surprise, or alarm.

‘E a‘a te mea i āranga-ranga ‘ua ai ā roto ia kōtou?
What are you so excited about?
[ā-3, ranga1 RR.]

tāpō‘itirere

tāpō‘itirere, (-‘ia, -a). Startle, surprise.

Kua tāpō‘itirere te ‘akavā i te au mou‘āuri nā roto i te tuku‘anga ia rātou ki te kāinga e ‘okota‘i ‘epeteoma.
The police gave the prisoners a surprise by letting them go home for a week.