rauka

rauka, v.i.

1. Got, obtained, come into the possession of, receive.

‘Ea‘a tāku ka rauka i teia māngā moni tā‘au i ‘ōronga mai?
What can I get with this little bit of money you’ve given me?;

Kua rauka te ika.
A lot of fish have been caught;

Kua rauka tāku moni.
I’ve got hold of some money;

Te rauka nei te kite i te matapo.
The blind received their sight (Matt. 11.5).

2. Managed, achieved, able to be done, possible.

Ka rauka iāku i te ‘aere atu mē ‘e taime tēta‘i.
I‘ll be able to come if there is time;

Kāre e rauka iāku.
I can’t manage it;

Kāre au e rauka iā koe i te ‘akaruke i te ‘anga‘anga.
You can’t sack me;

Ka rauka iāku i te ‘akaruke iā koe i te ‘anga‘anga mē ‘inangaro au.
I can sack you if I want to;

Kāre e rauka teia potonga ‘āuri i te ‘akamingi.
It isn’t possible to bend this piece of steel.
[Ce. *lauka.]