etaeta

etaeta, v.i., fq. eta. Taut(en), stretch(ed) tight, distended (so as to be rigid).

E ‘uti‘uti i te au niuniu ‘āua kia etaeta meitaki ka pātia ai ki runga i te au pou,
pull the fencing wires nice and tight before you nail them to the posts;

Kua etaeta te kōpū o te puaka nō te mea ‘e ma‘ata tāku kai i ‘ōake ei,
the pig’s belly was distended with the amount of food I’d given it;

‘E a‘a rā i etaeta ai te uaua i tōku vaevae?,
why do the veins of my legs stand out like that?;

Kiritia tēnā pona, ‘e etaeta roa i runga iā koe,
take that blouse off, it’s too tight on you;

‘E puāngiangi etaeta tei ‘oko‘ia mai,
they’ve bought a (football) bladder that inflates well.
[eta RR.]