1. Bristle up, stand on end (of hair, spines).
Kua vavana te ‘uru o te puaka i te kite‘anga i te puakaoa.
The pig’s bristles rose when it saw the dog;
‘E mataku au i te mou‘anga i te tōtara nō te vavana i te tara.
I‘m scared to catch hold of the porcupine fish, because it’s spikes are erect.
2. Come up in goose flesh.
Kua vavana tōna pākiri nō te anu.
His skin became goose fleshed with the cold.