‘ūpeke

‘ūpeke, (-ia, -a, -na). Shove, twitch, flick, knock, blow, away or off.

Nā te matangi i ‘ūpeke i teia tua i te vā‘angā punu o te ‘are.
The wind blew off the sheets of galvanised iron on this side of the house (roof);

Kua ‘ūpekea tōna pare e te matangi i tōna tū‘anga.
When he stood up the wind twitched his hat off;

Kua ‘ūpeke‘ia te pona o te va‘ine ki runga e te matangi.
The women’s skirts were whipped up by the wind;

E tāmata koe i te ‘ūpeke i tōna tupe ki va‘o.
Try and knock his disk away;

Kua riri ‘aia i tōku ‘ūpeke‘anga iāia ki va‘o i te ua.
He was angry when I shoved him out in the rain.

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