tukutuku

tukutuku, (a, -‘ia, -na), fq. tuku 1. Release, let, allow; put, place, set, give (opinions etc.), leave, leave off, swallow, etc.

‘Akaetā‘ia te taura, ‘auraka e tukutuku.
Keep the rope tight, don’t let it go slack;

Kua tukutuku ‘aia i te tamariki kia ‘aere kia kanga.
He let the children go and play;

Tukutukuna rātou ki raro mei runga i te torōka.
Put them down off the truck;

‘Auraka e tukutuku i te pi‘a ki raro, kā kī i te repo.
Don’t put the boxes down, they‘ll get dirty;

E ngau meitaki i tā‘au kai, ‘auraka e tukutuku ‘ua.
Chew your food well, don’t just swallow it right down. Tukutuku piri, play at riddles.

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