ngāngā‘ere

ngāngā‘ere, v.i.

1. (Full of) weeds, useless grasses, plants or bushes.

Nō te kōpē iāia i te vāere i tōna ‘enua, kua tupu roroa te ngāngā‘ere.
Because he was too lazy to clear his land, the weeds grew very tall;

Ka ‘akautunga‘ia koe mē kore koe e vāere i te ngāngā‘ere kino i tō‘ou kāinga.
You‘ll be fined if you don’t clear the noxious weeds off your property;

E ‘aere koe ki va‘o e vāere ngāngā‘ere.
Go out and do some weeding;

Kua ngaro tā mātou kai i te ngāngā‘ere.
Our crops are absolutely full of weeds;

‘E one meika ngāngā‘ere tā mātou i vāere ei.
We cleared an overgrown banana plantation;

Kua ngāngā‘ere tō mātou ‘āua nō te roa i te ‘akaruke‘anga.
Our garden has been let go so long that it’s full of weeds. Pū ngāngā‘ere, clump of weed.

2. v.i. Defecate (polite for tītiko).

Ka ‘aere au ka ngāngā‘ere.
I‘m going to the loo. (See tāngāngā‘ere.)

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