1. nvt. Anchor, stone anchor, towline, line for fastening boats; warp; to anchor, make fast, tow; taut, stretched, anchored. Hekau o ka pōloli, the taut intensity of hunger.
2. vi. To come upon, happen, befall, strike. Hekau auaneʻi i ka lae ʻaʻā, you will strike a rocky point [trouble]. He nui nā pōʻino i hekau aku maluna o kekahi poʻe, lots of trouble happens to some people. ʻO ka lanakila kiʻekiʻe i hekau iho, complete victory resulted.