tī ta‘a

tī ta‘a, v.i.

1. Lean, tilt.

Tē tī ta‘a ‘uā ra taua ‘arē ra mei te meā ra ē kā ‘inga.
That house is leaning over as if it is about to topple down;

Kua tī ta‘a ‘aia ki muri i tōku moto‘anga.
He swayed back when I punched him;

I tōku tī ta‘a‘anga ki te kaokao, kua tapatiti mai te toka nā te pae i taku kaokao.
I swayed sideways and the stone just grazed past my ribs.

2. Lounge about, lie (down), hang around idly.

Tē tī ta‘a ‘uā ra te kōpē.
The lazy ones are (were) just lying about.
[Ce. *tiitafa.]

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