matakite

matakite, v.i. Wary, watchful, circumspect, cautious, careful.

Kia matakite i tō kōtou ‘aerenga.
Watch how you go;

Nō te matakite iāia, nō reira kāre rava ‘aia i roko‘ia e te manamanatā.
Because he was circumspect, he didn’t get into difficulties;

‘E tangata matakite ‘aia i te rave i tāna ‘anga‘anga.
He is careful in what he does;

e matakite katoa koe iaia,
and be wary of him, too (2 Tim. 4.15).
[mata1, kite.]