- Beg, entreat for something. Kare aia i roa i te nooanga ki Peritane, kua kaku kia akaoki vaveia ki Rarotonga. She hadn’t been in Britain long before she begged to be taken back quickly to Rarotonga; Kua kaku aia kia akakoreia tana ara. He begged that his sins might be forgiven; I mua ake ka tamateia ai aia, kua kaku aia i te tatauro. Before she was put to death, she begged for a cross.
- Long for (nostalgically). Kia kite te tamaiti kaimoumou apinga i tona ngere, kua aue aia e kua kaku i tona metua. When the prodigal son found himself destitute, he wept and yearned for his father; Kua kaku aia i tona enua anau. He longed for his native land.
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