1. (-a, -‘ia, -kia), fq. ‘oro1. Run, flee, travel along, swing round (of the wind).
Kua pata tō rātou ‘ou i tō rāua ‘oro‘oro takapini‘anga i te ‘are.
They perspired as they kept running round and round the house;
Ka tāmata tāua i te ‘oro‘oro nā runga i te patu.
Let’s try and run along the top of the wall;
Kua ‘oro‘oro te moa i tōna pēpē‘i‘anga ki te toka.
The hens ran away when he threw stones at them;
Kua ‘oro‘oro te ika ki roto i te toka.
The fish fled into the rocks;
Kua ‘oro‘oro te matangi.
The wind kept shifting. ‘Oro‘oro ki te kāinga, run home, esp. (of workmen) abandon the job and go home.
Kua ‘oro‘oro te aronga ‘anga‘anga ki te kāinga nō te kino i te tiaki.
The workmen quit and went home because the overseer was so harsh.
2. n. Messenger.
Te ‘oro‘oro o te ariki,
the king’s messenger. [‘oro1 RR.]