takapini, takapuni

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.
[Ce. *taka-puni.]

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