‘eke‘eke1

‘eke‘eke1, v.i., fq. ‘eke1.

1. Descend.

Kia tāpū te torōka, ka ‘eke‘eke ei tātou,
when the truck stops then we‘ll get off;

Kua ‘eke‘eke ‘ua au nā konei
I’ve just made my way down through here;

Kua auē ‘aere te au pātete i te ‘eke‘eke‘anga ki roto i te poti,
there were screams coming all around from the passengers as they took to the boats.

2. Flow, run (of liquids).

Kua kite atu rāua i te vai i te ‘eke‘eke‘anga mai mei roto mai i te va‘arua,
they saw the water dribbling out from a hole;

Kā kō tāua i te arāvai nā konei kia kore te vai e ‘eke‘eke ki roto i te au pā tōmāti,
let’s dig a ditch along here to stop the water from running through the rows of tomato-plants.

3. Extend down a limb (of a swelling).

Kua ‘eke‘eke te ‘akaē mei runga i tōna ‘ū‘ā ki runga i tōna turi,
the swelling gradually extended from his thigh down to his knee.