‘itirere, v.i. Start up suddenly (from sleep or shock).
Kia ‘itirere ake ‘aia, tē tū ‘ua mai nei tēia ‘apinga pōiri.
When he suddenly jumped up, there was this dark object just standing there;
I tōna ‘itirere-‘anga ake mei roto i tāna moe, kua kite ‘aia ē kua koropini‘ia ‘aia e te ‘akavā.
When he woke up with a start out of his sleep, he saw that he was surrounded by police;
Kua ‘itirere ‘aia i te kōrapa‘anga te uira.
He jumped when the lightning flashed.