1. Descend, slip down, get off.
E ‘eke ki raro,
E ‘eke koe ki runga i tērā torōka, kua kī tēia,
get down onto that truck, this one’s full;
Kāre au e tae i tē ‘eke nā kōnei ‘e pāteka,
I can’t manage to get down through here, it’s slippery;
Kua kite au iāia i te ‘eke‘anga nā runga i te ara kākenga,
I saw him climbing down the ladder;
Kua ‘eke te ika ki roto i te kupenga,
the fish swam down into the net;
Tē ‘eke takita‘i ‘ua ra te ika ki roto i te kupenga,
the fish were slipping into the net only one at a time.
2. (-a, -‘ia) Flow down, through, or over.
Kua ‘eke te vai nā roto i tāna one kūmara,
the water flowed through his kumara patch;
Tē ‘eke ‘ua mai nei te vai nā roto i tērā puta,
the water is coming in through that hole;
Kua ‘ekea e te vai,
it has been flooded.
3. Extend down a limb (of a swelling).
Kua ‘eke te ‘akaē i tōna turi ki raro i tōna tapuae,
the swelling in his knee has extended right down to his foot.
4. Decline (of the sun, moon and stars).
Kua ‘eke te rā,
the sun is getting low now.
5. (-a, -‘ia). (Have) diarrhoea.
‘E ‘eke tōna maki, ka ‘apai iāia ki te taote,
he is ill with diarrhoea, take him to the doctor;
Kua ‘eke te tamaiti nō tei inu i te miti ‘aka‘eke,
the child has diarrhoea because he took Epsom salts;
Kua ‘ekea ‘aia nō te kai i te matū puaka ma te kīnaki kore,
he has got diarrhoea through eating pork dripping and nothing else with it. ‘Eke toto, dysentery.
(see ‘e‘eke, ‘ekenga, mā‘eke‘eke, tā‘eke(eke)).