tātī poki

tātī poki, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Turn something upside down, roll it right over, capsize it.

E tātī poki i te kumete.
Turn the wooden bowl upside down;

Kua tātī poki‘ia te vaka kia kore e kī i te ua.
The canoe was turned upside down to prevent it filling with rain.

2. Turn, roll, or fall over face down, capsize.

Kua tātī poki te vaka.
The canoe capsized;

Kua tātī poki ‘aia ki raro mei runga i te pātikara.
He fell off the bike;

Kua auē ‘aia i tōna tātī poki‘anga.
She cried when she fell over.

3. Liable to capsize.

‘E vaka tātī poki ‘ua tēnā nō te māmā i te ama.
That canoe is always capsizing because the outrigger float is too light.