oro

oro,

1. (-a, -‘ia). (a) Push, drag or roll something along.

Kā oro tāua i tēia pi‘a ki kō.
Let’s drag the box over to there;

Kua ‘inga ‘aia i tōna oro‘anga i te vaka ki roto i te tai.
He fell over pushing the canoe into the water;

Kua oro ‘aia i tāna uirapa kuāna.
He trundled his barrowful of guano.

(b) Rub something on, grate something up.

‘E mea meitaki te oro i te ‘akari ki runga i tō mata ka ‘aere ei ka pā‘ī tai.
It is a good thing to rub some coconut oil onto your face before you go swimming;

Kua oro ‘aia i te to‘i ki runga i te rea kia koi.
He sharpened the chisel on the corundum stone;

Nāku e oro i te poke.
I‘ll grate up (the taro for) the pudding.

2. n. A grater (cf. punga).

Kāvea mai te oro, kia ūkī ‘ia te māniota.
Bring the grater to grate up the arrowroot. (See orooro, (oro)orokia; ‘Āoro(oro), (mā)māoro, māorooro, pāoro(oro).) [Pn. *olo1.]

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