taomi

taomi, (-a, -‘ia). Squeeze, press (down), weigh down, trace (by pressing through).

Kua mamae ‘aia i tōku taomi‘anga i tōna ‘ē‘ē.
It hurt him when I squeezed his boil;

Taomia kia pakari.
Press (it) hard;

E taomi i tēnā ‘ope o te rākau kia kore e pana mai mē keke au i tēia ‘ope.
Hold that end of the log down so it won’t jump up when I‘m sawing off this end;

Kua taomi ‘aia i te pōro ki rotopū tika ai i te kī ni.
He grounded the ball right between the goal-posts;

Ko te ngā‘i taomi kiri‘au tēia a te tamariki mē ‘inangaro rātou i te ma‘ani pāreu.
This is where the children weight down the

kiri‘au
fibres when they want to make grass skirts;

Kāre au e kite i te taomi auaro pūtē.
I don’t know how to trace a pillowcase design.

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