Prevaricate, twist (a story). Me ka taeke koe i te akakiteanga i te tuatua, kua pikikaa ia koe. If you are going to prevaricate about it then you are being a liar. Tuatua taeke, a prevarication, cover yarn. Manako taeke, idle rumour. Te arero taeke, the deceitful tongue (Ps. 120.2).