ue

ue, (-a,-‘ia). Shake, disturb, shift, realign, swing round, change direction, deviate, swerve (intr. and tr.), change (topic or opinion).

‘Auraka e ue i tēnā rākau tanu ‘ōu, kā mate.
Don’t shake that newly-planted tree, it‘ll die;

Kua pururū te ‘āpapā puka i tōna ue‘anga i te puka i raro roa.
The pile of books fell over when he shifted the book at the bottom;

Kua ue ‘aia i te poti ki katau kia kore e ū ki runga i te toka.
He swung the boat to the right to avoid hitting the rock;

Kua ue ‘aia i te mōtokā ki te pae.
He swerved the car to one side;

Kua ue te matangi ki te tonga.
The wind shifted into the south;

Kua topa te ua i te ue‘anga te matangi.
The rain came as soon as the wind changed;

Kāre e rauka i te ue i te uira i mua, kua keta ki roto i te vari.
The front wheels won’t turn (from side to side) they are stuck in the mud;

Uea ā runga i te pou tēta‘i manga ki kaui.
Push the top of the post over to the left a bit;

Nāna i ue kē i te tuatua i tupu ei te pekapeka.
It was his changing the subject that started the row;

Kua ue ‘aia i tōku manako, inārā kāre au i ‘āriki.
He tried to get me to change my mind but I wouldn’t have it.

Kua ue ‘aia i te mata o te keke i te oti‘anga i te ‘akakoi.
When he finished sharpening them he reset the teeth of the saw. Ue matā-keke, a saw-set. Ue kē, to lead astray.
[Pn. *ue.]

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