‘i‘iki

‘i‘iki, v.i. Come out and cling on (of crabs and shellfish).

Kua ‘i‘iki ‘ua te ariri i runga i te akau. The ariri
(dog-whelks) were out clinging to the reef;

Ka ‘i‘iki te pūpū nō te ua. The pūpū
(small whorled gastropods) will come out (from cover) and cling on to things because of the rain;

Kua ‘i‘iki te tupa ki runga i te au ‘ātavatava rākau i te puke‘anga te vai.
The land crabs climbed up and clung on to the branches when the floods came.

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