1. (-a, -‘ia, -kia), v.i. (a) Run.
Kā ‘oro ‘aere ‘ua au ki te ‘āpi‘i kia kore au e tāvarevare.
I‘m going to run on the way to school so I shan’t be late;
Kāre ‘aia e rauka i te ‘oro, ‘e mamae tōna vaevae.
He can’t run, his foot is sore;
Kua topa au iāia i tō māua ‘oro‘anga.
I lost to him when we had a race;
Kāre i ‘oro‘ia ake te ‘oro mamao.
The marathon hasn’t been run yet. ‘Oro paru, gallop.
Kua ‘oro paru viviki te ‘oro‘enua.
The horse galloped fast. ‘Oro mai!, (a call to a visiting guest).
‘Oro ma-a-a-i, ‘oro mai! ‘oro mai ki runga i te ‘enua nei, ko Tumu-te-varovaro.
Welcome, welcome! Welcome to the land of Rarotonga. (b) Run away, escape.
Nō te kino i ngā metua o Pī piri mā, nō reira rāua i ‘oro ei.
Because their parents were unkind to them, that is why Pipiri and (his sister) ran away;
I te ‘oro‘anga te mou ‘āuri kua kimia ē kāre i kitea.
When the prisoner escaped, he was searched for but not found;
Tukuna kia ‘oro.
Let it go free. (c) Travel along.
Nō ‘ai tērā mōtokā e ‘orō ra i runga i te mataara?
Whose car is that going along the road? ‘Oro ā, progress towards a given state.
Kua ‘oro ā meitaki ‘aia.
He is getting better;
Kua ‘oro ā nēneva ‘aia.
He is going mad;
Kua ‘oro ā muramura tōna pāpāringa.
She has started to go red in the face. (d) Shift (of the wind).
Kua ‘oro te matangi ki te tokerau.
The wind moved round to the north-west.
2. n. Race.
Te ‘oro ‘ānere iāti,
the hundred-yards race;
te ‘oro tāpekapeka vaevae,
the three-legged race;
te ‘oro kavekave rākau,
3. (-a, -‘ia, -kia). Take to court, prosecute, sue.
Kua ‘oro ‘aia iāku ki te ‘akavā‘anga.
He took me to court;
Kua ‘oroa ‘aia ki te ture nō te tākinokino i te purūmu o te kātoatoa.
He was prosecuted for damaging the public highway. (See ‘oro‘oro1, (‘ō)‘o‘oro; ‘orokia; ‘oro‘anga; ‘aka‘oro-(‘oro),‘akanga‘oro, (tā)‘oro‘enua, (‘aka)-‘orometua, tūpā‘oro‘oro.) [Pn. *solo3.]