‘oki‘oki, v.i., fq. ‘oki1. Return, revert, regress.
I te ‘oki‘oki‘anga tēta‘i pae i te ika, kua kite rātou ē kua ata.
When some of the fish turned back, they knew they had taken fright;
Kua ‘oki‘oki tōna manako ki muri ē te ‘openga kua ‘āriki ‘aia i tā tōna metua.
He gradually weakened in his determination and eventually did as his father told him. [‘oki1 RR.]