kata1, (-‘ia, -ngia). Laugh at, laughter.
Kua kata te tamariki iā Tā i tōna ‘inga‘anga ki raro mei runga i te pātikara.
The children laughed at Tā when he fell off the bicycle;
Kua tāpū te tangata i tā rātou kata.
People restrained their laughter;
‘E ‘apinga tika ai tā kōtou kata inapō.
You were laughing a lot last night;
‘E tamā‘ine kata‘ia ‘aia e te tangata mē ‘akatūtū ‘aia i te ‘ī mene.
She always gets a good laugh from the people when she performs the gestures that accompany the song;
Kua katangia e mātou ‘aia.
We made fun of him. Kata ‘āviri, ridicule, laugh sneeringly, mockery.
Kua kata ‘āviri te tamariki i te tamaiti kite kore.
The children ridiculed the dunce. Kata ti‘eti‘e, snigger, snorting laugh.
Kua tuatua kino rātou iāia ē kua kata ti‘eti‘e.
They said bad things about him and sniggered. Māeva kata, shout with (of) laughter.
Kua māeva kata te tangata i roto i te ‘are teata.
The people in the cinema shouted with laughter. (See katakata1, kakata, tākata(kata).) [Pn. *kata1.]