orooro

orooro, (-a, -‘ia, -kia), fq. oro. Drag or roll along, rub, grate.

‘E teima‘a tēia au vaka, kāre e rauka i te orooro ki roto i te tai.
These canoes are heavy, they can’t be dragged into the sea;

Kua mangiō‘ia tōna rima i tōna orooro‘anga i te poke.
His hands itched from grating up the pudding;

Kua orooro ‘aia i tōna turi i te ū‘anga ki runga i te pi‘a.
He rubbed his knee when he banged it against a box;

Kua orooro‘ia e te tamaiti te vari ki runga i te pāruru ‘are.
The child rubbed the mud onto the wall of the house. [oro RR.]

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