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    1. Rest on some support, lodge on something. E tuku i tena pia maata kia iri meitaki ki runga i teia nga potonga rakau. Put that big crate down so that it rests securely on these two bits of wood; Kua iri mai te au i runga i toku au rara. The dew lay upon my branches (Job 29.19); Kua patere aia ki raro, e kua iri ki runga i te atava rakau. He fell off, but fetched up in the branches.
    2. Go aground. Kua iri te vaka ki runga i te kaoa. The canoe grounded on the coral; Kua iri te pai ki runga i te akau. The ship went aground on the reef; Kua iri iora taua araka ra ki runga i te au maunga ra i Ararata (Gen. 8.4). And the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat.
    3. Have a place on board. Kare e iri te katoatoa i teia terepu, kia oki mai te poti ka akapou ei. Everybody won’t be able to get aboard on this trip, the boat w come back for the rest; E toru ngauru rai tangata ka iri. There is room on board for thirty people only; Kare e iri tena au ruru rakau, kua tomo te pereo. There is no room for those bundles of wood, the cart is full.
    4. Descend or light upon one (of a title, curse, blame, or luck). Kare rava e taonga e iri ki runga ia koe. Youll never get any title; Kua iri te popoa ki runga ia korua me kare korua e akarongo ki tana. Youll get bad luck if you don’t heed what he is saying; Kua iri te manuia ki runga iaia. He was blessed with good fortune; Auraka koe e oki akaou ki tona kainga, ko te iri mai te reira manamanata ki runga ia koe. Don’t go back to his place again or youll get the blame for it all. (See iriiri.) [Pn. *hili.]

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