tāpaoti

tāpaoti, (-‘ia, -a). Use a tin, put something in a can.

Kua tāpaoti ‘aia i te vai i tōna pī pī ‘anga i te tiare.
He used a tin to hold the water in when he watered the flowers;

Kua tāpaoti‘ia te rango i tōna ‘oko‘anga.
He sold the honey in tins.

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