tau3, (-ria). Pitch, perch, land (bird, plane, boat, ball), start to set (of the sun).
E tiaki kia tau te manu ka pupu‘i ei.
Wait until the bird perches (and then) fire;
E tau ana te moa ki tērā ‘ātava.
The hens roost on that branch;
Kua tau te pa‘ī rere.
The plane has landed;
Kua tau te pa‘ī ki te ava.
The boat has moored in the harbour;
Kua tau te rā, kā ‘oki tāua.
The sun is setting, let’s be going back;
tauria e te manu,
perched on by the bird;
tauria e te maki,
affected by sickness.