teke

teke,

1. Move position slightly, shift along, edge, inch.

E teke atu kia ō meitaki au.
Shift up a bit so I can get in properly;

Kāre au e tae i te teke ki te pae iāia.
I don’t like to move up close beside him.

2. (-a, -‘ia, -na). Shift something along.

E teke i te kaingākai ki te ‘ākoko.
Shift the table over into the corner;

Tekea ki uta.
Move it inland a bit;

I tōna tekenga i te pi‘ia, kua pa‘ī ‘ī tōna rima.
He crushed his fingers shifting the crate.
[Pn. *teke2.]

nekeneke

nekeneke, (-a), v.i., fq. neke. Shift along, move along, edge or shuffle along.

Kua nekenekea te au pūtē ‘akari ki roto i te ‘are.
The sacks of copra were moved into the shed;

Kua nekeneke mārie atu ‘aia.
He edged his way along. Moa nekeneke, a type of short-legged chicken.

Nā ‘ai rā tērā toā moa nekeneke? Whose nekeneke
chicken is that then? [neke RR.]