vaitata

vaitata, v.i. Draw close, be near (of time and place).

Kua vaitata roa tōku tīnana ‘oro‘enua i te ‘ānau.
My mare is getting very near her time now;

E tiaki koe kia vaitata mai te puaka ka pupu‘i ei.
Wait till the pig gets close before you shoot;

Neke atu,‘e vaitata roa tēnā. Move away a bit, that is too close; Ko Ngātangi‘ia te ‘ōire vaitata ki Tītīkāveka.
Ngātangi‘ia is the nearest village to Tītīkāveka;

Kua vaitata te ora.
It’s nearly time. Vaitata i te mate, near to death.

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