takapini, takapuni, (-a, -‘ia). Encircle, (go) around.
E takapini i te ‘āua ‘ē rua taime.
Go twice around the paddock;
Kua tuku rātou i te ‘au i te takapini‘anga te ‘enemi ia rātou.
They surrendered when the enemy surrounded them;
Kua takapini‘ia te ‘āua ki te niuniu.
The field was fenced around with wire;
Kua takapinia tōna kōpapa e te ‘ōni‘o.
He has chickenpox all over his body;
Kua ‘oro takapini ‘aia i te ‘are.
He ran around the house;
Kua ‘oki mai rāua mei te takapini i teianei ao.
They have returned from their trip around the world.