1. Bristle, stand on end, stick up, (of hair, rauru, ‘uru); bristling.
Kua vanavana te ‘uru o te puaka.
The pig’s hair bristled up;
‘E ‘uru vanavana tō tērā puakaoa.
That dog has bristling hair;
I te vanavana‘anga tōna rauru,kua tāmā‘ū ‘aia ki te vai ē kua peru. When his hair kept sticking up, he damped it down and combed it.
2. Come up in goose flesh.
Kua vanavana tōna pākiri nō tōna mataku.
His skin came up in goose flesh from fear.