(-a, -ia). Swoop down, rush or bear down upon. Kua ti tapou mai te pai rere e kua pupui aere i te tangata. The plane swooped down and fired at the people; Kua kite atu au iaia i te ti tapou-anga mai na te kaokao, kare ra au i manako e ka moto aia iaku. I saw him rushing down on me from the side, but I didn’t realise he was going to punch me.