ngaungau

ngaungau, (-a, -‘ia). Chew (continually), fq. ngau.

Kua takoto te puakatoro ki raro ē kua ngaungau i tāna kai.
The cow lay down and chewed the cud;

Kua ngaungaua tā‘au kai?
Did you chew up your food properly?;

Kua pakapakakina te ivi i te ngaungaua‘ia‘anga e te puakaoa.
The dog crunched up the bones. [ngau RR.]

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