1. v.t. (-‘ia, kī kaia), v.i. Drag, draw (over the ground or surface of something), strike (a match), skid.
Nā te tamariki i kika i te vaka ki roto i te tai.
The children dragged the canoe into the sea;
Kua kika ‘ua te vaka ki uta.
The canoe just grated ashore;
ngā ‘oro‘enua kika ‘ārote,
team of plough horses;
Kua kī kaia ‘aia ki roto i te ‘are.
He was dragged into the house;
E kika koe i te māti.
Will you strike the match;
Kua kika ‘aia i te rākau ki runga i te tuatua ‘akakite ma te tatau.
He ran the stick along (the print of) the notice as he read it;
Kua kika ‘aia i tāna pēni, nō te mea, kua tano te nūmero.
He put a tick, because the sum was correct;
Kua kika te uira o te pātikara i tōku tāpū‘anga.
The bicycle wheel skidded as I pulled up.
2. n. Traces.
Kua kave mai ‘a Mana i te kika o te ‘ārote.
Mana has brought the traces for the plough. (See kikakika.)