pāetaeta

pāetaeta, v.i.

1. Stretched very taut, tight and stiff, tight-fitting (of garments).

Kua pāetaeta tōku pākiri nō te matangi.
My skin feels tight and stiff through being out in the wind;

‘E pona pāetaeta tēnā i runga iā koe.
That dress is too tight on you;

Kua kiriti ‘aia i te pereue nō te pāetaeta.
He took his jacket off because it felt tight.

2. Obstinate, inflexible.

‘E aronga ngākau pāetaeta tikāi kōtou.
You really are an obstinate lot.
[pā-7, eta RR.]

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