tuki

tuki,

1. (-a, -‘ia, -na). Pound, thump, slam, bump, ram, butt, charge (with shoulder), kick (of gun).

E tuki i te kaope kia marū meitaki.
Pound the coffee (beans) into a fine powder;

Kua tuki au iāia ki taku po‘o rima.
I banged him with my elbow;

‘Auraka e tuki ‘ua i te pā mē tāpiri.
Don’t just slam the door when you close it;

Tukia ki te ‘āmara.
Bang it with the hammer;

Ka tukia e au tō taringa mē mārō tuatua mai koe.
I‘ll box your ears for you if you keep answering me back;

‘Ākara ka tukia koe e te puakatoro.
Look out, the cow will butt you;

Kā tuki tēnā pupu‘i nō te repo i te va‘a.
That rifle will kick, because the barrel is dirty.

2. Reach (of news, rumour, etc.).

Kua tuki tōna rongo ki te au ‘enua rava rāi.
His fame reached all the islands.

3. A pounder, pestle.

‘E tuki poke tēnā.
That pestle is for pounding up

poke.
[Pn. *tuki.]

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