koko

koko, (-a, -‘ia), v.i. Swirl violently (of turbulent current), sweep along.

Kua kāpiki tauturu ‘aia i tōna koko‘ia‘anga e te vai.
He shouted for help as the current swept him away;

‘E pi‘a koko‘ia mai tēia e te vai.
The box has been swept down here by the flood;

‘E kauvai koko tēia.
This river has a strong current;

Kua mā‘uti‘uti te tumu o te rākau i te koko o te vai.
The trees were uprooted by the force of the current;

Nō te koko o te tai i raro i te ava, kāre atū ra e rauka i te poti i te tomo ki roto.
The current in the channel was so strong that the lighter couldn’t get in. (See pākoko.) [Ce. *koko2.]

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