nao1, (-a). Grope for something in a confined space, fish something out of a hole or crack.

E nao koe i te patapata i roto i te va‘arua.
Feel around for the marble in the hole;

Ka rauka iā koe i te nao mai i te nira i roto i te vā o te ta‘ua?
Can you manage to fish the needle out of the crack in the floor? (See nanao, naonao.) [Pn. *nao1.]

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