tōi

tōi, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Shake, stir, move out of position or alignment.

Kua tōia te ‘ātava rākau kia pururū te ‘ua.
The branch of the tree was shaken to get the fruit down;

E tōi mārie i te pēni ki te rākau.
Stir the paint gently with the stick;

‘Ōmai i te rākau tōi pēni.
Let me have the paint stirrer;

‘Auraka e tōi i te kō‘angā rango, ka paoa koe.
Don’t disturb the wasp nest, you‘ll get stung;

Kua tōi ‘aia i te ama o te vaka.
He moved the outrigger;

‘Auraka e tōi ma‘ata i te pi‘a kā ‘inga te kapu tiare.
Don’t wobble the chest too much the vase of flowers will fall over.

2. v.i. Be rickety, warped, tottery, wobble (as legs of chair).

Kua tōi te vaevae o te kaingākai nō tei kakekake‘ia e rātou.
The legs of the table have got rickety since they have been climbing around on it.