tāpokipoki

tāpokipoki, (-a, -‘ia, -na).

1. fq. tāpoki 1. Cover something, put lid or cover on, conceal, cover up (a misdemeanour).

Tē tāpokipoki nei māua i te kōpara.
We‘re covering over the copra;

Tāpokipokia tēnā au punu pēni.
Put the lids on those tins of paint;

Kua tāpokipoki rātou i taua tuatuā ra.
They kept quiet about it.

2. v.i. Hidden, gone in (of the sun).

‘Aere mai ka vaere tāua,kua tāpokipoki te rā. Come on, let’s do some weeding, the sun has gone in; Kua manako rāua ē kā ua i te tāpokipoki‘anga te rā.
They reckoned it was going to rain when the sun went in;

‘E rā mātangitangi tēia ‘ē te tāpokipoki katoa.
It’s a windy day and overcast as well.

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