‘īrau

‘īrau, (-a, -‘ia). Hook something out, fish something out (with an implement).

Tēia te rākau ‘ei ‘īrau ki va‘o.
Here’s a stick to hook it out with;

Kāre e taea e au i te ‘īrau, ‘e poto roa te rākau.
I can’t reach to hook it out, the stick is too short;

Kua ‘īrau ‘aia i te ruru tāviri ki te niuniu nā roto i te māramarama.
He used a piece of wire to hook the bunch of keys out through the window;

Kua tika te matau i runga i te rākau i tōku ‘īrau-‘anga i te tōtara i roto i te va‘arua.
The hook on the end of the pole bent out straight again when I got it hooked on to the porcupine fish in the hole;

Kua ‘īraua te one i roto i te motu i tōna vaevae.
(She) picked the dirt out of the cut in his foot.
[‘ī-7, rau3.]

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