tipa1

tipa1, (-a).

1. Jerk something.

Nō tei tipa ‘aia i te kaingākai i kino ei tāku tātā.
He spoiled what I was writing when he jerked the table.

2. v.i. Make sudden abrupt movement, struggle, plunge, start.

Mē tipa koe, ka paoa koe e te rango.
The bee will sting you if you move;

KĀre e rauka iāia i te tipa, nō te mea ‘ē toru ‘akavā i te tango iāia.
He can’t struggle, there are three policemen holding him.
[Pn. *tipa.]

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