karakara2, v.i. Smell of grilling, scorching or singeing.
Kua karakara te ‘aunga i tēnā umu puaka.
That oven of pork smells good;
Kua ‘aunga karakara te ika i runga i te a‘i.
The fish grilling on the fire gave off a savoury smell;
NŌ te karakara i te ‘aunga i kite ei ‘aia ē kua pakapaka te kai.
She realised from the smell of burning that the food was scorched;
Ko te ‘aunga karakara o te kāka‘u tāku i ‘ongi.
It was the singeing smell from the clothes that I noticed. Tunu karakara, to grill (fish) on embers.
Kua tunutunu karakara ‘aia i te ika.
He grilled the fish;
KĀ kai au i te ika tunu karakara.
I‘ll have the grilled fish.