tā‘ito‘ito

tā‘ito‘ito, (-a, -‘ia). Grumble at something, protest indirectly against, scoff, deride, scorn.

Kua tā‘ito‘ito ‘aia i te ako a tōna metua.
He scoffed at his father’s advice;

‘E tamaiti tā‘ito‘ito tika ai koe i tāku tuatua.
You always grumble at what I say;

I ‘aere tā‘ito‘ito ‘ua atu ‘aia ki te ‘anga‘anga.
He went off to work grumbling;

Kua tā‘ito‘ito‘ia tāna tuatua e te aronga tei kore i piri kiāia i tōna ‘akakite‘anga.
When he put forward the proposal, the people who oppose him scoffed at it.

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