1. Firmly lodged, caught on something, jammed, stuck tight.
Kua keta tāku manu ki runga i te pū rākau.
My kite has got caught on a tree;
Kua keta taku vaevae ki roto i te vā toka.
My foot was stuck in a crack in the rock;
Kua keta te ngūtupa.
The door is jammed.
2. Stubborn, firmly set on something, tenacious.
Kua keta roa ‘aia ki te pona ‘oko ma‘ata.
She is set on (having) the dear dress;
‘Auraka koe e keta mai ki tēia ‘apinga meangiti.
Don’t be stubborn over a little thing like this;
Kua keta rāi ‘aia ki tāna tika.
He still kept to his word. (See ketaketa, tāketa(keta).) [Ta. *keta.]