tāere

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).

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