tāki, (-a, -‘ia, -nā). Raise, lift (things, limbs, crop pitch (of music), prices).
E tāki koe iāia ki runga.
Lift him up;
Tākia tō‘ou rima.
Put your hands up;
Kua tākina ‘aia ki te ngā‘i teitei kia kite meitaki i te moto.
He was lifted up somewhere high so he could see the bout clearly;
Tērā ‘a Matakau e tāki taro maī ra.
There is Matakau lifting taro;
Kua tāki pū ‘ua rātou i taua tumu rākaū ra ma te ‘akateniteni.
They sang a chant as they all lifted the log together;
Kua riri rātou i te tākina‘anga te ‘oko i te kai ki runga.
They were angry when food prices were raised;
Kua tāki ‘aia i tōna ūpoko i tōna ‘akatika‘anga.
He nodded his consent (raised his head in the Polynesian gesture of agreement);
Kua tāki te reo ki runga mē tae ki tēia tu‘anga o te ‘ī mene.
The tune must be sung up high when you get to this part of the song. Tāki ‘au, make peace.
Kua tāki ‘au ngā pātireia.
The two nations made peace. Tāki ‘oa, become friends.
Kua tāki ‘oa rāua.
They made friends. Tāki tumu, overthrow completely, annihilate.
Kua tāki tumu rātou i te ‘ōirē ra, ē kāre rava tēta‘i i ‘akaora‘ia.
They completely destroyed that village and spared no one.