oioi

oioi, (-a, -‘ia), v.i., fq. oi. Jerk, shake, lurch, rub, knead.

Kā topa ‘aia mē oioi koe i tēnā ‘ātava rākau.
He‘ll fall off if you keep shaking that branch;

Nō te oioi i te pi‘a nō reira te tamaiti i ‘inga ai.
The box is wobbly that’s why the boy toppled off;

Nō te oioi o te pa‘ī nō reira ‘aia i ruaki ei.
It was the lurching of the ship that made him sick;

Kāre ē nāku i oioi i te ngāra‘u ki runga i te ngūtupa, nā Mia.
It wasn’t me that rubbed charcoal all over the door, Mia did it;

Ko ngā tangata oioi tī mēni ra, kua ro‘iro‘i.
The two men mixing cement, they‘re tired. [oi RR.]

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