monomono, (-a, -‘ia), fq. mōmono, mono. 1. Push things into, fill, plug or block up a hole, container, or cover.
E ‘akaoti koe i te monomono i tēnā mō‘ina ki te ‘akari.
Stop putting the bits of coconut into the bottle now;
I te maki‘anga tōna taringa, kua monomono ‘aia ki te vavai.
When his ear was bad, he plugged it with cotton-wool. Tai monomono, a sauce made from chips of coconut.
Tēia te tai monomono ‘ei tīto‘u i tā‘au ika.
Here is the coconut-chip sauce to dip your fish in; Tangata monomono kōrero (Bib.), a tale-bearer, spreader of rumours.
Auraka koe e monomono korero aere na roto i to iti-tangata ra.
Do not go around among your people spreading slander (Lev. 19.16).
2. Put in replacements, substitute.
E ‘aere kōrua e monomono ‘aere i te au pū tōmāti i mate.
You two go around and replace the tomato plants that are dead.