takaviri, (-a, -‘ia).
1. v.i. Roll over, twist or writhe around, swivel, twine or coil round; twisted, ricked (of a joint) griped (of the stomach).
Kua takaviri ‘aere ‘aia i runga i te one i tōna ‘inga‘anga.
He rolled over and over on the sand when he fell;
‘Ī rua ōna takaviri‘anga i roto i te reva.
He turned two somersaults in the air;
Kua takaviri te tiare tāviri nā runga i te au ‘ātava rākau. The tiare tāviri
twined up the branches;
Kua takaviri pa‘a taku turi.
I think perhaps I’ve ricked my knee;
Kua takaviri tōku kōpū.
I’ve got the gripes in my stomach.
2. (tr.) To twist or coil something round, etc.
Kua takaviri ‘aia i tōku rima.
He twisted my arm;
Takaviria te rākau kia anga mai te kāuru ki kōnei.
Swivel the log round so that the thin end is pointing this way
; Nā‘au i takaviri i te tuatua i ‘ēkōkō ei ‘aia.
It was your altering the story round that made him dubious. Kōpū takaviri, sore stomach.