‘uke

‘uke, (-ia, -a, -na),

1. Uncover, open up (oven or pit).

Kua ‘uke rātou i te va‘arua meika, pēnei kua para.
They uncovered the pit of bananas in case they were ripe;

E ‘akapae meitaki i te rau tao mē oti te umu i te ‘uke.
Lay the covering leaves neatly to one side when you open the oven;

‘E puakaoa ‘uke umu tā‘au.
Your dog is always digging up ovens;

‘Ukea te umu, kua maoa te kai.
Uncover the oven, the food is cooked.

2. Reawaken memories (of past events).

‘Auraka koe e ‘uke mai i te au mea i topa.
Don’t rake up the past.
[Pn. *fuke.]

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