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.]