‘e‘eu

‘e‘eu, (-a, -‘ia, ‘ēua, ‘eu‘ia). Draw back or remove (covering, screen or lid).

Kua purara mai te verovero o te rā ki roto i te ‘are i tōku ‘e‘eu‘anga i te ārai māramarama,
the sun’s rays burst into the house when I drew the curtains;

Kua ‘e‘eu ‘aia i te ‘āriki kaingākai,
she removed the tablecloth;

‘E‘eua ake te moenga kia purūmu‘ia te repo,
lift up the mat to sweep the dirt out;

‘uke

‘uke, (-ia, -a, -na),

1. Uncover, open up (oven or pit).

Kua ‘uke rātou i te va‘arua meika, pēnei kua para.
They uncovered the pit of bananas in case they were ripe;

E ‘akapae meitaki i te rau tao mē oti te umu i te ‘uke.
Lay the covering leaves neatly to one side when you open the oven;

‘E puakaoa ‘uke umu tā‘au.
Your dog is always digging up ovens;

‘Ukea te umu, kua maoa te kai.
Uncover the oven, the food is cooked.

2. Reawaken memories (of past events).

‘Auraka koe e ‘uke mai i te au mea i topa.
Don’t rake up the past.
[Pn. *fuke.]

‘uaki,

‘uaki, (-a, -‘ia, -na). Uncover, remove (esp. lid or covering), bring to light, open (door, window, book).

Kua ‘uaki ‘aia i te va‘arua meika.
He uncovered the banana storepit;

E ‘uaki i tēia vā‘angā punu kua tūtae‘auri.
Take off this sheet of iron that is rusty;

Kāre e rauka te tāpoki punu i te ‘uaki, kua pipiri.
The lid of the tin won’t come off, it is stuck;

E ‘uaki ki te kapi ono.
Open your books at page six;

Kua ‘uaki ‘aia i te tīkiro.
He opened the envelope;

‘Uakina te moenga kia purūmu‘ia te repo.
Take the mats up so the floor can be swept;

Kua ‘uaki ‘aia i te au tuatua tei tupu i tō rāua pekapeka‘anga mua.
He dragged up again all the things that were said during their first quarrel.
[Ce *suaki.]