1. Mix together (usu. a solid and a liquid) by stirring or kneading (as in making cement or arrowroot puddings), blend (ingredients).
E nane koe i te ngaika kia tāmou au i te pi‘a.
You mix the lime mortar while I put the frame-box on (as in constructing a house wall);
‘Aere mai ka kai i te pia, kua oti i te nane.
Come and eat the arrowroot, it has all been mixed.
2. Scramble for possession, snatch and grab, poach, pilfer, raid.
Kua nane rātou i te ‘akari i runga i tōku ‘enua.
They raided the coconuts on my land;
‘E a‘a kōrua i nane ei i te ‘apinga i roto i tōna ‘are?
Why did you make off with things in his house?
3. Scramble, hustle, rush around, muddle or botch by over-hastiness.
Kua nane ‘ua rātou i te arataki‘anga i te pōro.
They scrambled the ball along in a loose maul;
‘Auraka kōtou e nane ‘ua i te ‘anga-‘anga.
Don’t rush the job. (See nanenane.) [Ce. *nane.]