karo2, (-a, -‘ia). Quarrel, brawl, fight, row, scold, tell off.
Kua karo te pū‘āpi‘i i te tamariki nō te kanga i te vai.
The teacher scolded the children for playing around with the water;
Nō te tāvarevare iāia, nō reira kua karo‘ia ‘aia e tōna pū.
His employer gave him a telling-off for being late;
Kua vaitata roa rāua i te tā i tō rāua karo‘anga.
The two of them very nearly came to blows during their quarrel;
Kua karo te aronga tu‘epōro nō te ‘uri‘uri i te rēperī
. There was trouble among the footballers because of the referee’s bias;
Kua ‘akarongo mātou i te karo i runga i te mataara.
We heard a brawl going on the road;
ta tetai ke ra karo anga,
somebody else’s quarrel (Prov. 26.17);
ei tupae ia tatou, e ei karo i ta tatou tamaki,
to help us and to fight our battles (2 Chr. 32.8). (See kākakaro, karonga.)