1. Rub, massage (body), apply (face powder), ointment.
Kua peke te veravera i tōna mokotua i tōna paki‘anga ki te ‘akari.
The inflammation in his back subsided when she applied the coconut oil;
Kua paki ‘aia i te paura ki runga i tōna mata/Kua paki ‘aia i tōna mata ki te paura.
She powdered her face;
Kua paki‘ia tōna vaevae ki te vairākau.
His leg had been rubbed with liniment.
2. Usu. in passive (pakia) unless reduplicated or prefixed. Tap(ped), knock(ed), brush(ed) against, graze
Kua auē ‘a Poto i te pakia‘anga tōna mata e te rākau.
Poto cried out when the stick caught him in the eye;
Kua pakia tōna turi i tōna ‘inga‘anga ki raro.
He grazed his knee when he fell down.
(see ‘arapaki, ‘akamatapakipakia, pākia, (‘aka)pākiakia, pakipaki, papaki, tūpaki(paki); cf. pakia.)