takataka1

takataka1, fq. taka1.

1. Revolving, rolling over and over, running (engine), coming unscrewed, loose (in socket or container).

‘E toka tērā e takataka atū ra ki raro i te ō.
There is a stone rolling down into the valley;

TĒ takataka nei teia nati, tāmou‘ia kia piri.
This nut is loose, tighten it;

‘E mouranga takataka tō tēnā pātikara.
The handlebars are loose on that cycle;

Kua takataka tēta‘i ōna ni‘o.
One of his teeth was loose;

Kua takataka tēnā pou.
That post is loose. ‘Akari takataka, a dry coconut, with the nut loose inside the shell.

2. Looseness, etc.

Nō te takataka i te pāruru o te pātikara,
because the mudguard was loose.

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