‘īkaro

‘īkaro, (-a, -‘ia). Fish something out, winkle out, gouge out (usually with an instrument).

‘Ē ‘īkaro koe ki te mātipi ‘a‘atu.
Fish it out with a pocket-knife;

Nō te ‘ō‘onu i te va‘arua ki roto, kua tiki ‘aia i te rākau roa ‘ei ‘īkaro mai i te unga ki va‘o.
Because the hole went deep inside, he got a long stick to winkle out the crab;

Kua roa tōna ‘īkaro‘anga i taua meā ra, ē kāre rāi i rauka.
He spent a long time trying to fish it out, but he couldn’t get it;

‘E mīmiti ‘a‘ai maoa tēia, kāre ‘ua te ngā mata kua ‘īkaroa.
Here is a cooked tuna head, there are no eyes, they’ve been gouged out.
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