tā‘iki

tā‘iki, (-a, -‘ia, -na).

1. Shift the position of something, change, alter.

Tā‘iki‘ia te kāuru o te rākau ki tērā tua ē te tumu ki tēia tua.
Swing the pole round so that the thin end is over there on that side and the thick end is here on this side;

Kua tā‘iki ‘aia i te ‘ere o te puaka ki tēta‘i vaevae.
He changed the pig’s tether onto another leg;

Kua tā‘iki ‘aia i te ‘oro‘enua ki te ngā‘i mauku.
He moved the horse over to where the

mauku
grass was growing;

Kua kitea tāna pikika‘a i tōna tā‘iki‘anga i tāna tuatua.
It was obvious he’d been lying when he changed his story.

2. Be the wrong way round, back-to-front, upside down.

Kua tā‘iki tō piriaro, kiritia.
Your singlet is back-to-front, take it off;

Kua tā‘iki te māpu i tō‘ou tāmou‘anga ki runga i te pāruru.
You’ve pinned the map on the wall upside-down.

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