karu

karu, v.i. (Go) slack, sag (of a rope, line or net).

Kua karu te a‘o ē kua ora te ika.
The line went slack and the fish got away;

I te karu‘anga o te taura, kua ‘u‘uti tēta‘i tua tangata i tā rātou ‘ope.
When the rope sagged, the other side heaved on their end;

Nō te karu i te kupenga, kua rere te ika nā runga.
Because of the sag in the net, the fish leaped out over. (See karukaru.) [Pn. *kalu.]

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