karo1

karo1, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Scoop out.

Kua karo ‘aia i te pā‘ua.
He scooped the (flesh of the) oyster out (of its shell);

E karo koe i te ngā‘i pē o te taro.
Dig out the rotten part of the taro;

‘Auraka e karo i te ‘iti o te va‘arua, ka pururū te one.
Don’t hollow out around the sides of the hole, the earth will fall in;

‘E ngā‘i karo‘anga pā‘ua tēia, ‘e ‘apinga tika ai te anga.
This is where they’ve been scooping out the oysters, there are such a lot of shells.

Karo ngatā, hard to budge or persuade.

‘E tangata karo ngatā tēia.
It’s a job to budge him.

2. n. Scooping or gouging instrument, two-edged knife for cutting oysters from their shells.

Tēia te karo meitaki ē te koi.
Here is a good sharp gouging knife.

(See ‘ī karo(karo), tī karo(karo).)

[Ep. *karo.]

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