‘ou1

‘ou1, v.i. Bend down, bow, duck, dive, droop.

Kua ‘ou ‘aia ki mua i te ‘akavānui.
he bowed to the judge;

kua ‘ou ‘aia ki raro i tōku moto‘anga iāia.
he ducked when I threw a punch at him;

kua ‘ou te to‘orā ki roto i te tai ē kua ngaro.
the whale dived and disappeared;

kua ‘ou te ‘ātava o te rākau ki raro nō te māviriviri i te ‘ua.
the branches were weighed down with the bunches of fruit. (See ‘ou‘ou1, ‘aka‘ou, ‘aka‘ou‘ou.)

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