- 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 tamou au i te pia. 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.
- Scramble for possession, snatch and grab, poach, pilfer, raid. Kua nane ratou i te akari i runga i toku enua. They raided the coconuts on my land; E aa korua i nane ei i te apinga i roto i tona are? Why did you make off with things in his house?
- Scramble, hustle, rush around, muddle or botch by over-hastiness. Kua nane ua ratou i te aratakianga i te poro. They scrambled the ball along in a loose maul; Auraka kotou e nane ua i te anga-anga. Don
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