1. Disturbed, churned up (of water, so that mud, etc. is floating in it), be disturbed and scatter (as flock of birds, shoal of fish).
Kua ve‘u te vai.
The water has been stirred up;
Kua ve‘u te ika i tō rātou pākūkū‘anga.
The fish were disturbed and scattered when they made a lot of noise;
Kua ve‘u te tangata i te ‘aruru‘anga te pupu‘i.
The people scattered when the gun went off;
Kāre e ve‘u te rango i tēnā ‘oro‘enua.
The flies won’t get disturbed on him (of a lazy horse).
2. n. Disturbance (of water).
Kāre e kitea meitaki te kanae nō te ve‘u i te tai. The kanae
couldn’t be seen properly, the water was so disturbed;
Kia kore te ve‘u, ka pā‘ī tāua.
Let’s bathe when the water settles down again;
Ko te ve‘u ‘ua tā māua i kite, kāre rā ‘e ika.
All we saw was the disturbed water, no fish.