tapatiti

tapatiti, v.i. Glance off, ricochet, brush, skim or swerve past.

Kua tapatiti tana toki i tōna pari‘anga i te ‘ātava rākau ē kua motu tōna vaevae.
His axe glanced off when he was cutting the branch and gashed his leg;

I kite ‘ua au i taua tokā ra i te tapatiti‘anga nā muri iāku.
I just caught a glimpse of the stone skimming past behind me;

I tapatiti mai nā konei taua tangata, tērā e ‘oro atū ra.
The man swerved past here, there he goes running away.