tā‘emo‘emo, tā‘imo‘imo

tā‘emo‘emo, tā‘imo‘imo,

1. Compete (esp. in race).

Ka tā‘emo‘emo ‘oro tāua.
Let’s have a race.

2. n. A race, competition.

‘E mānganui tei ‘oro i te tā‘emo‘emo.
Many took part in the race;

Kua ‘akatupu tā‘emo‘emo vaka rāua.
They got up a canoe race. ‘Oro‘enua tā‘emo‘emo, racehorse.

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