tī poki

tī poki, (-a, -‘ia). Turn over (face-down), turn upside down (tr. and intr.).

‘Ea‘a koe i tī poki ei i tēnā kapi pere?
Why did you turn that card face-down?;

Kua tī poki ‘aia ki raro i runga i te ro‘i ē kua auē.
She turned over (face-down) on the bed and howled;

Kua kaukau ‘aere rātou i te tī poki‘anga te poti.
They swam round when the boat overturned;

Kua tī poki‘ia te taramu kia kore te namu e no‘o ki roto mē kī i te ua.
They turned the drum upside down to prevent the mosquitoes breeding in it should it fill with rainwater;

‘Ea‘a ‘aia i moe tī poki ei?
Why was he sleeping on his stomach?

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