topetope

topetope, (-a, -‘ia), fq. tope. Prune, trim.

Ka topetope tātou iā runga i teia pū rākau ki te a‘a?
What are we going to trim back the top of this hedge with?;

Kua topetope‘ia te ‘ope o te rākau kia keokeo.
The ends of the stakes were sharpened;

E topetope i te pēni kia keokeo.
Put a point on your pencil.
[tope RR.]

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