(-ia). Crave, long for (esp. food or drink), desire inordinately; craving. I toku kiteanga i te kaui meika para, kua kaki au. When I saw the bunch of ripe bananas, I longed for them (to eat); No tona kaki i te ara, kua oko aia e rua ara mamaata. She felt such a craving for a pineapple that she bought two big ones; Ko te vi , ko te ua rakau kaki te reira a te tamariki. Mangoes, theyre the fruit the children always fancy; E kai kaki ia e te tangata, food people crave for. Kaki kai, hunger. Kaki vai, thirst. No tona kaki nui i te angaanga, no reira kua rokoia aia e te maki maata. He has such an appetite for work that he made himself very ; Kua kaki nui aia i te tanu tomati, kare e rauka iaia i te akono. He had a great desire to grow tomatoes, but he wasn’t able to tend them.