tūpekepeke

tūpekepeke, (-a, -‘ia) fq. tūpeke. Shove away, drive off, root up (of pig), knock out (of game), pay off (debt).

Kua tūpekepeke ‘aia i te ‘apinga i roto i te ‘are i tōna kimi‘anga i tōna tī ti‘a.
He moved everything in the house looking for his spectacles;

Kā moto au iāia kia kore ‘aia e mātau i te tūpekepeke i te tī tā ki roto i tāku ‘āua tiare.
I‘ll wallop him one so he won’t get in the habit of chucking rubbish into my garden;

Kua tūpekepeke‘ia tāna au kaio‘u?
Have all his debts been settled now?

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