tāmatamata, (-‘ia), grad., fq. tāmata.
1. Start, begin.
Kua tāmatamata te ua, ‘aere kā ‘oki tāua.
It is coming on to rain, let’s go back.
2. Try, test.
E tā‘inu nā mua mē ka ‘inangaro koe kia tāmatamata‘ia tēia au pātikara i te ‘aka‘oro.
Oil those cycles if you want to have a ride to try them out;
‘E tāmatamata ‘ua‘anga nāku.
I‘m just testing it, trying it out.