neke

neke,

1. (-a). Shift something along, move something (esp. over the ground).

Kua māongaonga te ta‘ua i tōku neke‘anga i te pi‘a.
I scraped the floor shifting the chest along;

Nekea atu tēia no‘o‘anga ki te pae i tērā.
Move this chair over beside that one;

Kua neke ‘aia i tāna toka ‘ē ‘ā pi‘a ki mua.
He moved his piece forward four squares.

2. v.i. Move along a little, shift position.

E neke atu koe kia ō atu au.
Move up a bit so I can squeeze in;

‘Auraka koe e neke mai, ka pupu‘i au.
Don’t come any nearer or I‘ll shoot. (See nekeneke, ‘akaneke-(neke), (tā)kōneke.) [Np. *neke.]

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