ngaue

ngaue, v.i. Make sudden involuntary movement, start, shake, sway, budge.

Kua ngaue ‘aia i te ‘aruru‘anga te pupu‘i.
He started when the gun went off;

Kua ngaue te ‘are i te ‘aruru‘anga o te mangūngū.
The house shook at the peal of thunder;

Kua ‘u‘uti ē kua ‘u‘uti, ē kāre te rākau i ngaue.
He tugged and tugged, but the plant didn’t budge. [nga-1, ue1; cf. ngāueue.]