tī ra‘a

tī ra‘a, v.i.

1. Lie/lean/fall flat on one’s back.

Kāre au e meitaki i te tī ra‘a, ‘e mamae taku tua.
I can’t lie on my back very well, it hurts;

Kua tī ra‘a ‘aia ki raro i tōku moto‘anga.
He went down flat on his back when I punched him;

Kua moe tī ra‘a ‘aia.
He slept on his back;

‘Eia‘a koe e tī ra‘a mai ki runga iāku.
Don’t lean back against me.

2. Lie something flat side down.

Ko tērā au vā‘angā-punu e tī ra‘a ‘aere ‘uā ra i kō tē ‘apai mai.
Those sheets of corrugated iron lying around there are to be brought over here;

Kua tī ra‘a ‘aere ‘ua te mōrava. The mōrava
(fish) were lying on their sides.
[Ta. *tiirafa.]

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