kāvaru

kāvaru, (-a, -‘ia). Scratch, scrape.

Kua kāvaru ‘aia i tōna ingoa ki runga i te patu.
He scratched his name on the wall;

E kāvaru i taku tua.
Scratch my back;

E kāvaru i te vari mei runga i tō‘ou tāmaka.
Scrape the mud off your shoes;

Kua kāvaru mai ‘aia i te remu o runga i te toka.
He scraped the moss off the rock. [3, varu1.]

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