tunu

tunu, (-a, -‘ia, tūnā‘ia). Cook, boil, grill, roast, bake (but not in earth-oven).

E tunu i te taro,‘auraka e ta‘u. Boil the taro, don’t bake them in the earth-oven;E tunu i te varāoa kia māoa meitaki.
Bake the bread until it’s done properly;

Tūnā‘ia te kūmara kia māoa meitaki.
Boil the kumara until they are well cooked. Tunu paka, grill on embers.

Tē tunu paka nei au i te ika.
I‘m grilling the fish on the embers. Tangata tunu varāoa, baker.
[Pn. *tunu.]

tunutunu

tunutunu, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Grill on embers.

Nō tei pou te ‘inu,nō reira au i tunutunu ei i te ika. Because I was out of dripping, I grilled the fish on the embers; ‘E mario tunutunu ‘ua tāna i kai ei.
All she ate was bananas that had been grilled (on the embers);

Tunutunua te tupa kia vave.
Hurry up and grill the land crabs.

2. fq. tunu. Cook, boil, etc.

Tē tunutunu ‘ua ake nei au i teia au kai.
I‘m just grilling up the food here.

kūki

kūki, v.t.

1. Cook.

Nā‘au e kūki i tā tātou kai i tēia rā, ka ‘aere au ki Avarua.
You’d better cook our food today, I‘m going to Avarua;

Kua pakapaka te kai i tōku kūki‘anga.
I burned the food cooking it;

Kāre i maoa meitaki te kai ā te kūki i tēia rā.
The cook hasn’t done the food long enough today;

‘E va‘ine kūki koe!
What a good cook you are! [Eng. cook.]