pākenu

pākenu, (-a, -‘ia). Clear ground by grubbing out weeds.

Kua pākenu ‘aia i te ngā‘i tāna i manako nō te rūrū i tāna ‘ua kāpati.
He cleared all the weeds from where he intended sowing his cabbage seeds;

E vāere pākenu kōtou i tēia ngā‘i ka kōkai ei.
Get this patch completely clear of weeds before you fork it over.
[pā-7, kenu.]

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