ta‘a1, v.i. Glide, plane, skim, sail through the air.
‘E pa‘ī rere tērā e ta‘a atū ra nā roto i te reva.
That is a plane flying (travelling through the air) there;
‘E kōta‘a tērā e ta‘a atū ra.
(frigatebird) gliding along there;
Kua ‘ākarakara pou roa rātou ki runga i te ta‘a‘anga te manu nā roto i te reva.
They all looked up as the birds came planing through the air (not flapping wings);
KĀre nō te ta‘a tēnā manu nā‘au nō te poto i te ‘iku.
That kite of yours will never fly properly, the tail is too short.