ākerikeri

ākerikeri, (-a, -‘ia), fq. ākeri.. Extract, dig out, dig up.

Kua ākerikeri ‘aia i te tītā ki va‘o mei roto i te kīkau.
He took all the rubbish out of the basket;

Kua ākerikeria tōna au ni‘o kino.
His bad teeth were extracted;

Nāna i ākerikeri mai i tēnā au tuatua i riri ei ‘aia kiāku.
His digging up those (old) remarks made him angry with me.
[ā-3, keri RR.]

ākeri

ākeri, (-a, -‘ia).Dig out, scoop out, remove (from a hole or container), extract (teeth), resurrect (topic or old grievance).

‘E ākeri i te ‘ānani ki va‘o mei roto i teia pi‘a.
Take the oranges out of this case;

Kua kitea te mātipi i tōku ākeri‘anga i te ‘apinga ki va‘o mei roto i tōna pūtē piripou.
The knife was discovered when I turned out his trouser pockets;

Kia pou te toka i te ākeri ki te pae, kā keri ei tāua i te va‘arua kia ‘ō‘onu.
When we’ve taken all the stones out and put them aside then we‘ll dig the hole deeper.
[ā-3, keri.]

keri

keri, (-a, -‘ia). Dig out.

Nā Mata i keri i te va‘arua.
Mata dug the hole;

Kua keri te puakāoa i te va‘arua kioretoka.
The dog dug out the rat-hole;

‘E va‘arua keri ngatā tēia, nō te ma‘ata i te toka.
It is difficult to dig this hole, there are a lot of stones;

Keria‘ia kia ‘ō‘onu.
Dig it deep;

Kia oti te rua i te keri, kā tari mai ei i te angā tini ki raro.
As soon as the pit has been dug out, carry the empty tins down into it. (See kerikeri, ākeri(keri).) [Pn. *keli.]

kerikeri

kerikeri, v.i., (-a, -‘ia), fq. keri. Dig out.

Kua kerikeri te tamariki i te va‘arua takapini i te ‘are.
The children dug holes around the house;

Kua kerikeria te ‘āua tiare e te puakāoa.
The dog has been digging in the flowerbeds. [keri RR.]