‘uri2

‘uri2,

1. (-a, -‘ia). Turn round or over, spin (coin), shift (e.g. blame).

Kua ‘uri mai ‘aia kiāku ē kua kata mai.
She turned round to me and smiled;

‘Uria te ngā‘i pateka o te rākau ki runga.
Turn the plank smooth side up;

E ‘uri mai i tō‘ou aro kiāku.
Turn round and face me;

Kua ‘uri tua mai ‘aia kiāku.
He turned his back on me;

Tē ‘uri pa‘ī ra māua i ua ai.
We were turning the taro patch when it came on to rain;

Kia pou te pi‘a i te ‘uri ki runga i te torōka, ka ‘akaea ai tāua.
We‘ll rest when all the crates have been loaded onto the truck;

Kua ‘uri ‘aia i te moni kia kitea ē nā‘ai e ‘akamata i te pā.
He tossed up to see who batted first;

Kiritia tō pona, kua ‘uri ā va‘o ki roto.
Take your shirt off, it is inside out;

Kua ‘uri ā mua ki muri.
It is back to front;

Kua ‘uri ‘aia i te tārevakē kiāku.
He shifted the blame on to me. ‘Uri ā paka, do in a slapdash manner, scamp work.

‘Auraka e ‘uri ā paka ‘ua i tā kōtou ‘anga‘anga.
Don’t be slapdash about your work;

‘E tangata ‘uri ā paka tika ai koe i te ‘anga‘anga.
You always scamp your work.

2. Interpret, translate.

Nā tō mātou ‘orometua mua i ‘uri i te puka tapu ki tō mātou reo.
Our first missionary translated the bible into our language;

Nāku i ‘uri i tāna tuatua ki te ‘uipā‘anga.
I interpreted what he said to the meeting.

3. Compose (music).

Nāna i ‘uri i teia ‘īmene.
He composed this hymn.

4. Side with, favour.

Kua ‘uri ‘aia kiā Kore i tō māua taumārō‘anga.
He took Kore’s side in the argument.

5. A trump card.

Kua pā te ‘uri.
Trumps are led;

Kua tā ‘aia i taku ‘ai ki te ‘uri.
He trumped my ace. ‘Uri reo, interpreter, translator.

Tē terēni ‘uri-reō ra ‘aia.
He is training to be an interpreter.
[Pn. *fuli.]

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