ngangata

ngangata, v.i. Loose (not firmly attached).

Kua ngangata te tāpoki o teia pi‘a kāka‘u.
The lid of this clothes-chest is loose;

Kua ngangata te ngūtupa o te ‘āua i te kake-kake‘ia‘anga e te tamariki.
The paddock gate has worked loose with the children climbing on it;

Kua ta‘e te ua ki roto i te ‘are i te ngangata‘anga te māramarama.
The rain leaked into the house when the window was loose;

‘E tini ngangata tēia, kāre e meitaki i te kākapu vai.
This tin is coming apart, it’s no good for holding water.

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