‘uri‘uri2

‘uri‘uri2, (-a, -‘ia), fq. ‘uri.

1. Turn round, over and over, spin; compose; take sides, favour.

E ‘uri‘uri i teia pi‘a ki roto i tērā ‘ākoko.
Roll this crate (turn it over and over) over to that corner;

Kua ‘uri‘uri rātou i tēta‘i ‘īmene nō te tomo‘anga i te ‘are pure.
They composed a hymn for the dedication of the church;

KĀ rūti mātou mē ka ‘uri‘uri te rēperī kia rātou.
We shall lose if the referee favours them;

‘E tangata ‘uri‘uri koe.
You are never impartial.

2. Debate, discuss, argue, exchange opinions.

Tē ‘uri‘uri manako nei mātou.
We are having a debate;

te au manako tei ‘inangaro‘ia kia ‘uri‘uri,
the ideas which were down for discussion.
[uri2 RR.]