tumatuma

tumatuma, v.i. Be wrinkled, screwed up (as face in anger), scowling, frowning.

‘Ea‘a rā tōna mata i tumatuma ‘ua ai?
What is he scowling like that for?;

‘Auraka koe e ma‘ani tumatuma i tō‘ou mata kiāia.
Don’t frown at him;

Nō te tumatuma i tōna mata i manako ei au ē kua riri ‘aia.
I could tell from the way he was scowling that he was angry;

Kāre e nōku te mata tumatuma,nō‘ou rāi. It isn’t me that’s scowling, it’s you.
[Ce. *tuma.]

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