‘āuouō, (-a, -‘ia), v.i. Insane, mad, frantic, hysterical, confused, at one’s wits end; madness, etc.
Kua ‘apai‘ia ‘aia ki te ‘are maki i tōna ‘āuouō‘anga. He was taken into hospital when he became insane; Kua ‘āuouō ‘aia i te kimi ‘aere‘anga ia māua.
She was frantic (half-mad with worry) with searching for us;
Ka ‘āuouō‘ia rāi te tangata nō tei ‘akakite pērākoe i te tuatua. The people will be really confused now that you’ve told them the news like that; ‘E tangata ‘āuōuō tika ai koe. You are a mad fool; Tipi ‘āuouō! Silly twerp!; Puaka ‘āuouō! Silly fool!