tongitongi

tongitongi, (-a, -‘ia), fq. tongi. Savour, taste.

Tē tongitongi ‘ua ake nei au i teia au ‘ua rākau mē ko tē ‘ea te mea reka.
I‘m just sampling these fruits to see which I like;

Tongitongia nā mua kā ‘oko ei.
Sample them before you buy. Kai tongi-tongi, eat a bit here and a bit there, peck at one’s food.

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