tī kau

tī kau, (-a, –‘ia). Put the arm(s) around.

Kua tī kau ‘aia ki runga iā māua i tō māua arataki‘anga iāia ki va‘o.
He put his arms around our shoulders as we led him off;

Kua tī kau‘ia e ia tāua tamā‘inē ra.
He put his arm around the girl.

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