1. n. Side (of person or thing), rib (= ivi kaokao).
E no‘o ki te kaokao o te ‘are kia kite meitaki koe i te teata.
Sit to one side of the hall to see the picture well;
‘ī rua onā ivi kaokao i ‘ati i tōna topa-‘anga ki raro.
He broke two ribs when he fell;
‘E kaokao ‘ati tōna.
He’s got broken ribs;
te kaokao o te ‘oro‘enua,
the horse’s flank;
Kua tū ‘aia ki tōku kaokao.
He stood at my side.
2. v.i. Be sideways on, lean or tilt sideways.
Kia tae atu ‘aia, kua kaokao te pi‘a meika ē kua vaitata i te pou.
When he got there, the box of bananas had tilted sideways and they were nearly all gone;
I te kaokao‘anga o te ‘are, kua ‘oro mai te tangata ē kua turu ki te rākau.
When the house began to lean over to one side, people came running to prop it up with poles. ‘Inga kaokao, fall sideways.
I tōna ‘inga kaokao‘anga, kua kō tōna paku‘ivi ki runga i te toka ē kua ‘ati tōna ivi umauma.
Falling sideways he struck his shoulder on a rock and broke his collarbone. ‘Aere kaokao, to go side foremost.
Kua ‘aere kaokao ‘aia nō te piri o te tangata i runga i te mataara.
He edged his way sideways because of the throng of people on the road. (See tākaokao, tī kaokao, tātī kaokao.) [Pn. *kaokao.]