pārena

pārena, (-‘ia). To smooth, stretch, press or iron sthg out flat, to take the kinks out of rope or a fishing line by stretching it.

Kua tāpipiri ‘aia i te tūtū ki runga i te pēpa mārōki‘aki‘a ma te pārena ‘aere kia tika.
He pasted the picture onto a piece of cardboard and smoothed it out flat;

Kua ‘āuri ‘aia i tōna kāka‘u ma te pārena ki te kāka‘u mā‘ū kia tika meitaki.
She ironed her dress, pressing it with a damp cloth to get it nice and straight;

Kua pārena‘ia tāna a‘o tautai i mua ake ka ‘aere ei ‘aia ki te ‘ī ‘a‘ai.
He got his line straightened out before he went fishing for tuna.
[pā-7, rena1.]

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