tutuki

tutuki, (tūkia),

1. Bump against, knock into, touch (involuntarily).

‘Auraka rava koe kia tutuki ‘ua atu ki tēta‘i o teia au niuniu ora.
You must on no account brush against any of these live wires;

Kua tutuki tōna vaevae ki runga i te toka ē kua ma‘ore.
He banged his foot on a stone and took the skin off.

2. Strike, smite (of pain).

Kua tūkia taua va‘inē ra e te mamae ‘ānau.
That woman was hit by labour pains.

3. Reach (of news, etc.).

Kua tutuki taua tuatuā ra ki te au ‘ōire rava rāi.
The news reached all the villages.