tāere, (-a, -‘ia). Move slowly, flag, drag out (singing), drawl out (speech).
Nō te mamao ē te ro‘iro‘i katoa, nō reira i tāere ei tō rātou vaevae i te ‘aere.
Because they were tired and had gone so far, their legs went slower and slower;
Kua karoa rāua i te tāere‘anga tō rāua rima i te tāki ki runga.
They were scolded for taking so long getting their hands up;
‘E tangata tāere ‘aia i te ‘anga‘anga.
He is awfully slow at his work;
‘Auraka e tāere i te ‘ī mene.
Don’t let the song drag;
Kua tuatua tāere ‘aia mei tā te konākava rāi.
He dragged out his words like a drunk;
‘Akamata i te tāere.
Start to flag (of steps).