tairua2

tairua2, v.i.

1. Having dips, gullied, furrowed, etc. (of ground).

Kua tairua taua ngā‘ī ra i te vā‘ia‘anga e te vai.
The water has carved out a gully there;

Ko te mea ngā‘i tairua ‘ua ake te reira, nō reira mātou i ora ai i te topa‘anga mai te paomu.
There was just a little bit of a dip in the ground there, that’s how we escaped with our lives when the bomb fell.

2. n. A dip or depression in the ground, gully, furrow, ravine, ditch.

I tātī poki tōna mōtokā ki raro i teia tairua.
His car overturned into this gully.
[Ck. *tairua.]

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