tākōpāpā

tākōpāpā, (-‘ia).

1. Make narrow.

Mē tākōpāpā koe i tā‘au varāoa, ko te ‘openga rāi tē reira.
If you go and make your loaves any narrower, that‘ll be the end to it all.

2. Not filled out (i.e. stunted – of the growth of fruit, corn, etc.).

‘E meika tākōpāpā tēnā.
Those bananas haven’t filled out properly.

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