1. Be anxious, apprehensive, grim.
Kua taitaiā rava ‘aia i te maki‘anga tēta‘i tangata meitaki i roto i tōna pupu.
He was very worried when one of the best players in his team went sick;
Kua tāmata au i te ‘akarekareka iāia i te taitaiā‘anga tōna ngākau.
I tried to cheer him out of his anxiety.
2. n. Anxiety, foreboding, weariness of sport.
Kua tupu ‘iōra te taitaiā ki tōna ngākau i tōna rongo‘anga i taua nūtī ra.
He began to feel apprehensive when he heard the news.