tapariri

tapariri, v.i. Wriggle, squirm.

Kāre e rauka iāia i te tapariri, nō te mea, ‘ē toru aronga māro‘iro‘i i te tāpū iāia.
He couldn’t wriggle free because three strong fellows were holding him;

Kua motu te taura o te ‘oro‘enua i te tapariri‘anga te ‘oro‘enua.
The rope broke when the horse kicked and bucked;

E ‘opu kōrua iāia mē tapariri mai nā kōnei.
You two grab him if he tries to slip past here.

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