kako, v.i. Fully occupied (of ground or floor-space), covered, pervaded.
Nō te roa i te ‘akaruke‘anga i tō mātou kāinga, kua kako i te tī tā kino.
We were away from home for so long that it became overgrown with weeds;
Kua kako tēia ngā‘i i te tangata.
The place is crowded out;
I te kako‘anga o te ‘are i te tangata, kua tōpiri-‘ia te pā kia kore ‘e tangata e tomo ‘aka‘ou mai.
When the hall was full, the doors were closed to prevent anyone else getting in;
Kua ‘aere tōna rongo ē kako roa ake te ‘enua.
His fame spread throughout the land;
Kua kako matou i te mate.
We are troubled on every side (2 Cor. 4.8.);
Kako rava akera taua enua ra i te poiri.
There was darkness over the whole land (Mark 15.33);
kia kako ana iaku Makedonia,
when I shall pass through (when I am travelling around in) Macedonia (1 Cor. 16.5). (See tākako.)