1. (verb) (-ia) to flash repeatedly, twinkle, stir, become active, move at random.
Ka tau mai ki ngā kura reo, e pau ana te hau, ka hoki atu e hikohiko katoa ana te ngākau (HM 4/2008:3). / I arrived at the language learning gathering worn out and when I returned home I was enthusiastic.
3. (modifier) random, moving from one thing to another, picking and choosing.
Ko te tātai hikohiko, te āhua hikohiko rānei he whakapapa poto e whakatakoto ana i ētahi tīpuna rongonui (Te Ara 2015). / 'Tātai hikohiko' or 'āhua hikohiko' are short genealogies setting out some famous ancestors.
4. (noun) movement, reflex.