1. Froth, foam, lather.
Kua pupū mai te ‘uka nā roto i tōna va‘a.
He foamed at the mouth. ‘Ukātai, sea-foam, spume.
Tē pāpānu ‘uā ra te ‘ukātai.
The spume was drifting about on the sea. ‘Ukāpu‘a, soapsuds.
2. To froth, foam.
I te ‘uka-‘anga te tai kāre e kitea ‘aka‘ou‘ia te ika.
When the sea was covered with foam the fish could not be seen again;
KĀre e ‘uka tēia pu‘a.
This soap won’t lather.