pateka

pateka, v.i. Slip, slide easily; smooth, slippery, sleek (of hair).

Kua pateka ‘aia ki raro mei runga i te toka.
He slipped down off the rock;

‘Auraka e ‘eke nā kona, e ngā‘i pateka tēnā.
Don’t get down that way, it is slippery there;

E pateka ngō‘ie ‘ua ana te pi‘a kaingākai.
The table drawer slides easily;

E a‘u pateka koe i tēia rākau.
Plane this timber down smooth;

E peru koe i tō‘ou rauru kia pateka meitaki.
Comb your hair nice and slick.
(see ‘akapateka, tāpateka, (‘aka-, tā-)pātekateka.)

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