tūpeke

tūpeke, (-a, -‘ia),

1. Shove away, push aside, drive off.

Ka tūpeke tāua ia rāua ki va‘o.
Let’s throw them out;

‘E a‘a koe i tūpeke ei iāia mei runga i tōna no‘o‘anga?
Why did you push him off his chair?;

Kua tūpeke ‘aia i te pēpa i runga i te kaingākai.
He brushed aside the papers on the table;

Kua tūpeke tō mātou nuku i te ‘enemi mei roto i te pūnanga.
We drove the enemy from their strongpoint;

Kāre e rauka iāia i te tūpeke iā koe mei runga i te ‘enua.
He can’t get you off the land.

2. Knock out (of game).

E pātia koe i te pere,ka tāmata tāua i te tūpeke i teia ngā tāngata. Shuffle the cards, we‘ll try to knock this pair out; ‘E ngā tāngata tūpeke ngatā tika ai kōrua.
You two take some beating.

3. Root (of a pig).

Kua tūpeke te puaka iā roto i tāku ‘āua.
The pig has been rooting up my field;

Ka pupu‘i roa au i te puaka i tūpeke-‘ia ai ā roto i tāku repo taro.
I will surely shoot that pig that has been rooting up my taro patch.

4. Pay off, clear (a debt, fine).

Kua tūpeke koe i tā‘au kaio‘u?
Have you cleared off your debt now?;

Kua tūpeke tōna metua i tāna utunga.
His father paid the fine.

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