takapinipini, takapunipuni

takapinipini, takapunipuni, (-‘a, -‘ia), fq. takapini. Encircle, (go) around.

Ka takapinipini tāua i te ‘are ‘ē rua taime kia ma‘ana tāua.
Let’s go around the house twice to warm up;

Kua takapinipini‘ia te kaingākai e rātou.
They all came around the table;

Nā‘ai i ‘akaue iā koe kia ‘oro takapinipini i te pū rākau?
Who told you to run round and round the tree?;

KĀre e rava teia taura nō te takapinipini i te ngā‘i ‘oro‘anga.
There isn’t enough rope here to go right around the racetrack.

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