kakai

kakai, v.i. intens. kai1. Eat heavily, consume a great deal; Heavy eating or consumption.

‘E ‘apinga tika ai te kakai i tērā tamaiti.
It’s amazing how much that boy can stow away;

I aere mai te Tamaiti a te tangata ma te kaikai e te inu, e te karanga nei ratou, I na, e tangata kakai e te inu wina.
The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a wine-bibber (Matt. 11.19);

e ai kakai oki toou Atua ko Iehova,
for the Lord thy God is a consuming fire (Deut. 4.24). [kai1 rR.]