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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.
[Pn. *uu.]