ngarepu

ngarepu, v.i.

1. Disturbed, rough (of water).

Kua ngarepu te moana i te matangi ‘uri‘ia.
The gale made the sea rough;

Kua ngarepu te vai i tō rātou rererere‘anga ki roto.
They disturbed the water when they all jumped in;

Kua mataku te pātete i te ngarepu‘anga te moana.
The passengers felt frightened as the sea grew rough;

Kua ngarepu te maunga kā.
The volcano became active.

2. Pliable, supple:

te ngarepu o te au rārā,
the suppleness of the branches. [nga-1, repu.]

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