1. v.i. Reel, whirl giddily (of the head).
Kua takaānini tōna ūpoko i tōna ‘oro takapinipini‘anga.
His head was in a whirl with running round and round;
Kua takaānini tōna ūpoko.
His head reeled;
Kua takaānini ‘aere ‘aia i tō māua ū‘anga.
He reeled when we collided.
2. n. Giddiness, vertigo.
Kua ‘inga ‘aia ki raro nō te takaānini i tōna katu.
He fell down, his head was so dizzy.