kumu

kumu, (-a, -‘ia). Squeeze or wring out (liquid), express, distil, brew (liquor).

E kumu koe i te vai o te ‘ānani ki roto i te tiā.
Squeeze the juice of the oranges into the jug;

e kumu koe i te vai kia pou ka tauraki ei te kāka‘u.
Wring all the water out before you hang the clothes up to dry;

Kua riri tōku pāpā i tōku kumu‘anga i te ‘ānani ki te kava.
My father was angry when I used the oranges to make liquor;

Kua kumua te pōtera ki te kavā ‘ara.
The clay pot was used to brew pineapple rum. (See kumukumu1.) [Ce. *kumu.]

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