1. Fit, suit.
Kāre e ū tēnā pare iā koe, e ma‘ata roa;
That hat won’t fit you, it is too big;
Kāre e ū teia nāti, ‘e meangiti roa.
This nut won’t fit, it is too small.
2. Be appropriate for.
Ko te vairākau teia tē kā ū ki tōna maki.
This is the right medicine for his illness;
I te ū‘anga te vairākau ki tōna maki, kua ‘akatinamou ‘aia ki te reira.
When he found the medicine was doing his complaint good, he persevered with it;
Kāre e ū tēia kara.
This colour won’t match;
Kua ū ‘aia ki te pū meitaki.
He was suited with a good boss;
Kua ū ‘aia ki te tokorua meitaki.
He teamed up with a good partner.