kaikai

kaikai, v.i.

1. Eat a meal.

Kua oti mātou i te kaikai.
We’ve had dinner;

‘E tangata kaikai tērā.
That man is a great eater. Te taime kaikai, mealtimes. Mereki kaikai, food plates, dinner plates.

Kua ‘akapapa te tamā‘ine i te mereki kaikai ki runga i te kaingākai.
The girl set the plates out on the table. ‘Are kaikai, dining-room, restaurant.

Kua kai mātou i te puaka ē te moa ki te ‘are kaikai o Tā.
We had pork and chicken at Ta’s restaurant.

2. Get eaten, be eaten (as a threat).

‘Eia‘a koe e māniania mai, ka kaikai koe iāku!
You hold your tongue or I‘ll have you for breakfast! [kai1 RR.]

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