tūpākū

tūpākū, (-a, -‘ia). Settle (a debt), square up finances (pay out or collect), stocktake, check inventory.

Kua tūpākū ‘aia i tāna kaio‘u i te au ‘openga marama.
He squared up what he owed at the end of each month;

Ka ‘aere au ka tūpākū i tāna kaio‘u (i tāku kaio‘u).
I‘m going to collect what he owes me (or: settle what I owe him);

Kāre au e manatā ‘aka‘ou,kua peke tāku kaio‘u i te tūpākū. I shan’t have that load on my mind any more now that I’ve paid off all I owe; Kua ‘aere mai ‘aia kua tūpākū i te toa i te pou‘anga te mata‘iti.
He came and did the stocktaking at the end of the year;

Kua tūpākū‘ia te au ‘apinga ē kua ngaro tēta‘i pae.
The inventory (or stock) was checked and some things were found to be missing.

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