keu

keu, v.i.

1. Move, shift, stir, budge, shake.

Mē keu koe, ka pupu‘i au iā koe.
If you move, I‘ll shoot you;

Kua keu te ‘enua i te ‘aruru‘anga o te pōmu.
The ground shook when the bomb went off;

Kāre ‘aia e keu mai.
He won’t come;

Kua keu te pātireia katoa i te ‘akarongo‘anga ē kua mate te ariki.
The whole country was shocked when they heard that the king was dead.

2. Comply, consent, agree; be willing, tractable.

Kua keu ‘aia i te ‘aere ki te umukai.
He agreed to come to the feast;

Kā keu koe?
Will you agree to?;

Kāre au e keu.
I won’t consent to it;

‘E tamaiti keu ‘ua tēnā: mē tono koe iāia, kā keu ‘ua ‘aia.
That’s a willing lad, if you want him to run an errand, he‘ll do it. (See keukeu, tākeu(keu).) [Pn. *keu.]

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