kavekave

kavekave, (-a, -‘ia), fq. kave1.

1. Carry about.

Tē ‘aere mai nei te tamaiti kavekave pēpa.
Here comes the boy who delivers the letters;

Kua kavekave‘ia e te tamariki te ‘āuri tī ti‘a.
The children carried the harpoon about;

‘Auraka e kavekave ‘aere i te mātipi.
Don’t carry the knife around. Kavekave rākau, relay race (baton-carrying).

‘E kavekave rākau te ‘oro tē ka āru mai i tēia.
The next race after this will be a relay.

2. Summon up (strength), fight for (breath).

Kua kavekave ‘aia i tōna māro‘iro‘i ē kua tae meitaki ‘aia ki te pae one.
He summoned up all his strength and reached the beach safely;

Kua kavekave ‘aia i tōna a‘o.
He fought for breath. [kave1 RR.]

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