veruveru, fq. veru.
1. n. Ragged pieces, fringes, shreds.
Ko‘ia te veruveru rau‘ara.
Pick up the (useless, left over) strips of
2. v.i. In shreds, strips, or tatters, ripped about.
Kua veruveru tēia ngā‘i i tōku piripou i te mou‘anga ki runga i te naero.
I got these rips in my trousers catching them on a nail;
Tīria tēnā kāka‘u veruveru.
Throw that tattered material away;
E pākoti veru-veru koe i te pēpa.
Cut the paper up into small strips;
Kua riri ‘aia i te veruveru‘anga tāna puka tua.
He was wild when his story-book was ripped up. Rau veruveru, leaves which are deeply serrated, ragged in outline, or tassel-shaped.