1. (verb) (rīria) to scold, tell off, be angry, annoyed, enraged, furious, incensed, indignant, infuriated, irate, outraged, riled.
Ka whakakeke au. Kua rūpahu au ki taku māmā kāore noa iho ia i riri mai i a au (HP 1991:23). / I was silent. I had lied to my mother so that she would not be angry with me.
2. (noun) anger, fight, quarrel, rage, wrath, battle.
Kāti te riri, whakarērea hoki te ārita; kei mamae koe, kei tākina kia mahi i te kino (PT Ngā Waiata 37:8). / Do not be angry, and forsake wrath; lest you be hurt or led into evil deeds.
3. (noun) ferocity, violence, aggression.
Nō te mutunga o te riri o te puia ka ngaro ngā kōtiro tokorua rā, tētahi Pākehā nō Ākarana, me Hōhepa Wōpereki, kua oti te momi e te roto (TP 9/1903:10). / When the ferocity of the eruption ended those two girls, a Pākehā from Auckland and Joseph Warbrick were missing having been completely swallowed up by the lake.