parukā

parukā, v.i.

1. Very soft and yielding, not firm or stiff enough.

‘E parukā roa te varāoa i tō‘ou kā‘iro‘anga.
You’ve made the dough far too soft;

Kua parukā roa tēia raiti i tō‘ou tunu‘anga.
You have boiled this rice too soft.

2. Very weak, feeble, languid.

Kua parukā tōna kōpapa nō te roa i tōna maki‘anga.
He was very weak from his long illness;

‘E tangata parukā koe i te tu‘epōro.
You are a lazy chap at rugby.
[paru1, -kā4.]

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