‘ītaetae

‘ītaetae, (-a, -‘ia). Reach for, stretch for, try for, fq. ‘ītae.

Kua ‘ītaetaea te ‘ānani para e te tamariki ki te rākau.
The children reached for the ripe oranges with sticks;

Kua ‘ītaetae rātou i te ono tapuae i tō rātou rere teitei‘anga.
They tried for six feet in the high jump;

I tōna ‘ītaetae‘anga kia rauka te ono nga‘uru maire i te ora.
When he tried to get up to sixty miles an hour.
[‘ī-7, tae RR.]

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