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.