taka‘i

taka‘i, (-a, -‘ia). Stamp, tread on, trample, take a step, set foot or propel or kick (with sole of the foot), pedal.

Kua taka‘i ‘aia i te ta‘ua ē kua rerureru i te kaingākai.
He stamped on the floor and thumped the table;

Kua taka‘i ‘aia i tōku vaevae.
He trod on my foot;

Kua taka‘i koe i te ture.
You have ridden roughshod over the law;

Kua taka‘ia ‘aia e te ‘oro‘enua.
He was trampled on (or kicked) by the horse;

E taka‘i mai ki mua ‘ē rua taime.Take two paces forward; E taka‘i koe kia kitea te roa i te ngā‘i pāpōro‘anga.
Pace out the cricket pitch to get the length;

Ka ‘opu‘ia ‘aia mē taka‘i mai ki runga i teia ‘enua.
He‘ll be arrested if he sets foot in this country;

Kua ‘āriki rekareka rātou iāku i tōku taka‘i‘anga ki tō rātou ‘ōire.
They gave me a most friendly welcome when I arrived (set foot in) their village;

E taka‘i mārie i te ‘āuri mē tae ki te pa‘u‘anga o te kāka‘u.
Pedal the sewing machine gently when you come to the join in the material. Taka‘i pātikara, a bicycle ride or race.

Tei iāia te rē i te taka‘i pātikara.
He won the cycle race.
[Pn. *takafi.]

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