taka‘uri

taka‘uri,

1. Turned over, capsized, overturned; twisted, dislocated (as joint); twisted, altered, reversed (details of a story).

Kua taka‘uri te poti, tērā e pāpānu ‘uā ra.
The boat has capsized, there it is just drifting;

Kua ū tōna mōtokā ki runga i te pou ē kua taka‘uri.
His car struck the pole and overturned;

‘E mōtokā taka‘uri tei raro i tērā rua.
There is an overturned car down in that pit over there;

Taka‘uria mai te tūtū kia ‘ākarakara mātou.
Turn the photograph round so that we can see;

‘E mamae taku turi, kua taka‘uri pa‘a.
My knee is hurting, I may have wrenched it;

‘E vaevae taka‘uri tōna.
He dislocated his leg;

Kua taka‘uri te tuatua.
The story was twisted (details altered, etc).

2. To turn something over, twist it round, etc.

E taka‘uri i te ngā‘i mānea o te rākau ki va‘o ē te ngā‘i taratara ki roto.
Turn the timber round so that the best side faces out and the rough side in;

Kua taka‘uri ‘aia i te vaka.
He capsized the canoe, turned it upside down;

Nā‘au i taka‘uri i te tuatua.
You altered the story.
[Np. *taka-fuli.]

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