tātāki

tātāki, (-a, -‘ia, -na), fq., grad. tāki. Raise, lift something.

Kua mamae tōna tua i tōna tātāki‘anga i te toka.
His back hurt with lifting the stone;

Ka meitaki ‘ua kia tātāki mai i tēta‘i mānga i te ‘ī mene ki runga.
It‘ll be alright to raise the key of the song a bit;

Tātākina mai te taro kia vave, ‘e pō tēia.
Hurry up and lift the taro, it’s getting dark now;

Kua ruaki ‘aia nō tei tātāki i te pa‘ī
. He was sick from the pitching of the ship. Tangata tātāki ‘apinga teima‘a, weight-lifter. Tātākiao, the Morning Star.

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