‘uaki,

‘uaki, (-a, -‘ia, -na). Uncover, remove (esp. lid or covering), bring to light, open (door, window, book).

Kua ‘uaki ‘aia i te va‘arua meika.
He uncovered the banana storepit;

E ‘uaki i tēia vā‘angā punu kua tūtae‘auri.
Take off this sheet of iron that is rusty;

Kāre e rauka te tāpoki punu i te ‘uaki, kua pipiri.
The lid of the tin won’t come off, it is stuck;

E ‘uaki ki te kapi ono.
Open your books at page six;

Kua ‘uaki ‘aia i te tīkiro.
He opened the envelope;

‘Uakina te moenga kia purūmu‘ia te repo.
Take the mats up so the floor can be swept;

Kua ‘uaki ‘aia i te au tuatua tei tupu i tō rāua pekapeka‘anga mua.
He dragged up again all the things that were said during their first quarrel.
[Ce *suaki.]

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