pā‘ere‘ere

pā‘ere‘ere, (-a, -‘ia), fq. pā‘ere. Cut into, strip off, scratch.

Kua pā‘ere‘ere‘ia tōna mokotua ki te mātipi i tōna mou‘anga i te ‘enemi.
When he fell into the enemy’s hands, they cut his back with knives;

Kua pā‘ere‘ere ‘aia i te pēni ta‘ito i runga i te ngūtupa ē kua pēni ‘aka‘ou.
He stripped the old paint off the door and repainted it.
[pā‘ere Rr.]

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