turuturu

turuturu, (-a, -‘ia), fq. turu1.

1. Support, prop up, back up.

Ka turuturu teia au mea ki te a‘a‘?
What are we going to prop these things up with?;

Kua turuturu‘ia te ‘āua ki te rākau nō tei pē te au poupou.
The fence was propped up with poles because the posts were rotten;

‘Ea‘a kōtou i turuturu ei i tōna manako tārevakē?
What did you want to give your support to his mistaken ideas for?

2. Wall post of house.

Tāmoua te turuturu o te ‘are kia piri ka pātiti ei i te a‘u‘ua.
Fix the wall posts in firmly before you nail the wall plate on;

te turuturu o te ngūtupa,
the jamb of the door.

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