toto‘a

toto‘a, (-‘ia).

1. spread something.

Kua oti te kōpara i te toto‘a ki va‘o i te rā.
The copra had been spread out in the sun;

Kua toto‘a te manu i tōna pē‘au ē kua rere.
The bird spread its wings and flew;

Kua toto‘a‘ia te nūti ki te au tangata rava rāi.
The news was spread until everyone knew about it.

2. Spread (intr.).

Kua toto‘a te maki nā runga i te tua o te ‘enua.
The disease spread all over the island;

Kua toto‘a te tai nā roto i te ngā‘i tanu‘angā taro.
The sea flooded the taro plots.
[Pn. *tofa1.]

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