apiapi, fq. api1.
1. Crowded, obstructed, full up, cluttered up.
Nāringa kāre tēia au pi‘a, kāre rāi e apiapi teia rūmu.
If it wasn’t for these boxes, this room wouldn’t be so cluttered up;
‘E ngā‘i apiapi tēia, ‘aere mai ka ‘aere tāua ‘e ngā‘i kē patapata ai.
There is no room here, let’s go somewhere else to play marbles;
Kua no‘o tēta‘i pae ki va‘o i te apiapi‘anga ā roto.
Some of them stayed outside when it got full up inside;
Nō te apiapi i taua pū rākaū ra, nō reira ka tīpū ei.
Because the tree was taking up too much room they had to cut it down.
2. Be worried, bothered, upset.
‘Auraka e apiapi i tō āpōpō,
don’t worry about (the things of) tomorrow;
Nō tōna apiapi i ‘ape‘ape ei ‘aia.
He’s worried, that’s why he’s fussing.