1. (verb) (-a,-na) to release, let go, give up, leave, resign, put off, descend, get off, let down, download (computer), set free, allow, send, pass, serve, bowl, submit - reflects the notion of transfer.
Tōna taenga ki taua wāhi kua kaha te hau, ka tukua tōna haika (TP 3/1912:8). / When he reached that place the wind had strengthened and he dropped his anchor.
See also tukua mai
2. (verb) (-a,-na) to relinquish, cede, grant, gift.
Nā tētahi o ngā pakeke o Ngāti Rākaipākā, nō te Hāhi o te Hunga Tapu o Ngā Rā o Muri nei, arā, te Hāhi Mōmona, i tuku tētahi pānga whenua hai whakatū i a Kahungunu ki runga (HP 1991:80). / One of the elders of Ngāti Rākaipākā belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, that is the Mormon Church, ceded a piece of land on which to erect Kahungunu.
3. (verb) (-a,-na) to present, offer.
Ka nui te whaikōrero, ka tukua te kai, arā, te tuna, te inanga, te kōura, te toitoi (JPS 1901:74). / After a lot of speech-making, food was presented, that is eels, whitebait, crayfish and giant bully.
4. (noun) presentation, offering, release, submission.
Ki te mea e horohoro ana tō tuku pitihana mō ēnei ture ki te Pāremata, tonoa mai kia tuhi atu mātou i ō mātou ingoa, māu e pine ki raro o ēnei ture e 53 (TW 25/5/1878:270). / If you are in a hurry to submit your petition about these laws to Parliament, ask us to write our names and you can attach them under these 53 laws.
See also tuku whenua