tāpetupetu

tāpetupetu, (-a, -‘ia), fq. tāpetu. Strike a glancing blow.

Mē tāpetupetu koe i te tai ki tō‘ou vaevae, ka mataku te ika.
If you thrash around in the sea with your feet, you‘ll frighten the fish away;

Kua tāpetupetu‘ia tō mātou taringa e ia nō te ‘akarongo kore.
He clapped our ears for being disobedient.

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