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.