‘āviri, (-a, -‘ia), v.t., n. Ridicule, mock, sneer, make fun of.
Kua ‘riri ‘aia i tōku ‘āviri‘anga i tāna ‘īmene.
He was angry when I made fun of his singing;
Kua ‘āviri ‘aia ia māua nō te kite kore.
He ridiculed us for our ignorance;
Kua kata ‘āviri rātou iāia. They laughed sneeringly at him; ‘E tamā‘ine ‘āviri tangata tika ai koe.
You are a dreadful girl for making a mock of people;
Ka ‘āviria koe e te tangata mē pare koe i tēnāpare.
People will make fun of you if you wear that hat;
Kāre ‘e pū o te ‘āviri.
There is nothing to be gained by mockery.