tī kaokao

tī kaokao,

1. (-a, –‘ia, –na). Tilt something.

Tī kaokaoa te tini kā kapu ei i te vai ki va‘o.
Lean the tin to one side when you scoop the water out.

2. v.i. List, heel over.

Kua tī kaokao te pa‘ī ki tēta‘i tua i te iri‘anga.
The ship keeled over to one side when it ran aground;

Nō te tī kaokao o te tini, nō reira i maringi ei te vai i tōku ‘akaoriori‘anga.
The tin was on a slant, that’s why the water spilled over when I moved it;

Kua ‘aere tī kaokao ‘aia i te ‘ati‘anga tēta‘i ōna ivi kaokao.
He walked leaning over to one side after he had broken one of his ribs;

‘Auraka e no‘o ki te tua tī kaokao o te vaka, ka taka‘uri.
Don’t sit on that side of the canoe, it‘ll capsize.

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