tākaikai

tākaikai, (-a, -‘ia), fq. tākai.

1. Tie, bind, wind or wrap something around, roll something up.

Kia tano te tākaikai‘anga i te a‘o kā pē‘i ei i te tōpī .
Get the string properly wound around the top before you throw it;

Tākaikaia tēnā au ko‘u.
Tie those parcels up;

Paoke kāka‘u tākaikai maki,
boxes of bandages.

2. v.i. Wound around, tied around, tangled up.

Kua tākaikai tō rāua mata i ‘aere ei rāua ki te keiā i te toa.
They were masked when they went to rob the shop;

Kua tākaikai te a‘o.
The line became tangled.

3. n. Bindings, bands, etc.

‘E mānea te au tākaikai pare.
The hatbands are very pretty.
[tākai Rr.]