tōpiripiri

tōpiripiri, (-a, -‘ia), fq. tōpiri. Draw together, close something; apply compresses; move close to.

E tōpiripiri koe i te māra-marama kia kore te ua e ‘a‘au ki roto i te ‘are.
Close the windows so that the rain won’t blow into the house;

Kua ‘akaue te taote kia tōpiripiria tōna ‘ē‘ē ki te vai ma‘ana kia viviki te para.
The doctor ordered that his boil should be treated with hot compresses to bring it to a head quickly.
[tōpiri Rr.]

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