- (a). Catch (a flying ob-ject), catch (a batsman) out. E pei mai koe i te anani kia kapo au. Throw the oranges for me to catch; Kua kapo aia i te vi kia kore e ngaa. He caught the mango so it wouldn’t break; KAre i mou te poro i tona kapoanga. The ball didn’t stick when he went to catch it; Kua kapoia te anani ki te pute. The oranges were caught with a sack; I te paanga poro ki Avarua, kua kapoia a Rau e Tere. In the cricket match at Avarua, Rau was caught out by Tere. Kapo poro, ball catching. Kua meitaki mai taau kapo poro. Your catching is improving; E tangata kapo poro a Ta. Ta is a good catcher. Pei kapo, to bowl for catches. Kua pei kapo a Ta ia Tere, e te openga kua kapoia mai. Ta bowled for catches against Tere and eventually got him caught.
- v.i. Field (of a cricket side). I to ratou aereanga ki runga i te taua i te kapo, when they went out to field; NA tatou te kapo. Were fielding.
- (obsol.). Accept, receive (mod. -ariki). Na Makea i kapo i te i vangeria. Makea accepted the gospel. (See kapokapo.) [Pn. *kapo.]
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