‘ōviri1, (-‘ia). Spin something around, twirl, drill.
Kua ‘ōviri‘ia te tōpī , inā rā kāre i roa ana te taka‘anga.
the top was given a twirl, but it didn’t revolve for long; e ‘ōviri koe i te ‘oe, ‘ei reira e tere ei te poti. scull with the oar (over the stern) and the boat will make way; Kua ‘ōviri ‘aia i te nū kōua i te ‘a‘aki‘anga. he gave the (fragile-shelled) young coconuts a twirl as he picked them. (cf. ‘ou5.) [‘ō-3 viri.]