1. nvs. Quick, active, nimble, prompt, alert, spry, sprightly, watchful, fast and efficient in work; speed, alertness. He aha kāu ʻo ka miki ʻana aku nei i laila? Why were you so prompt in going there?
2. vi. To suck in, dip in; to shrink, as clothes or as salt beef in boiling; to spring together, as sides of a steel trap; to draw in, as an octopus; to contract; to recede, as an undertow; to shrivel, as a leaf; to take up with the fingers, as poi; evaporated, as water by boiling. See nalu miki. Miki poi, dab of poi, as on the finger. Miki pololei, fresh poi, said to be so called because it wasn't tasty and one was content with a dab or two. (PPN miti.)