1. (verb) to answer (a number of questions).
Ko te kāpara Ingarihi ki a au, 'Kaua koe hai whakautuutu pēnā mai i aku kōrero (HP 1991:196). / The English corporal said to me, "Don't you answer my statements like that."
3. (modifier) to fill up gaps (in anything).
He māra whakautuutu ki te rangatira, he māra tiria; he māra mate ki te ware, e kore e tiria (TP 9/1908:7). / A chief's garden planted without gaps is a well cultivated garden; a commoner's garden dies because it won't be cultivated. (A whakataukī referring to a leader who sets an example by his industry.)
4. (modifier) reciprocal.
He kaihaukai whakautuutu i waenganui i Te Whānau-a-Apanui, i a Te Whakatōhea, ā kāore i ea i a Te Whakatōhea (M 2006:142). / Reciprocal feasts between Te Whānau-a-Apanui and Te Whakatōhea, but Te Whakatōhea were unable to reciprocate.
5. (noun) responses, answers, replies.
Ko te tāhū o ngā kōrero pōhiri me ngā whakautuutu eke katoa atu ki runga i te pouaru a Timi (TTT 1/9/27:651). / The main theme of the welcome speeches and the responses all related to the widow of James [Carroll].