tā‘inu

tā‘inu, (-a, -‘ia). Grease or oil something.

Kua tā‘inu te au uira o te pere‘ō?
Have the wagon wheels (axles) been greased?;

E nā mua i te tā‘inu ka ‘akataka ai i te matī ni.
Oil the engine first before you start it up. ‘Inu tā‘inu pātikara, bicycle oil.

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