toko2, (-a, -‘ia, -na).
1. Prop up, shove away (with outstretched arms), punt (using pole).
E toko i te pū meika ‘arara ki te rākau.
Prop up the banana tree that is leaning over with a pole;
Kua toko au i te vaka ki te pae one.
I punted the canoe to the shore;
‘E rākau toko māramarama tēnā.
That piece of wood is to prop the window open with;
Kua toko ‘aia i tōna vaevae ki runga i te one i te tāpū‘anga tōna pātikara.
He supported himself with outstretched legs when his bicycle came to a standstill;
Kua toko ‘aia iāku ki tōna rima ē kua ‘inga au.
He shoved me away with his arm and I fell over. Tokoa te vaevae, stand on tiptoe.
Tokoa tō vaevae ‘ei reira e taea‘iāi.
Get up on your toes then you will be able to reach it. Toko i te kaokao, stand with arms akimbo.
‘Ea‘a koe i toko ei i tō‘ou kaokao?
Why are you standing with your hands on your hips?
2. n. A pole (for propping, shoving, punting).
Kua ‘apai toko ‘aia i tōna ‘aere‘anga ki te tautai.
He took a (punting) pole with him when he went fishing.
3. An old type of wooden fishing hook.
Ko tāku toko ‘ī mangā tēnā.
That’s my wooden fishing hook for barracouta.