tairuarua, v.i., pl. tairua2.
1. Gullied, furrowed, having depressions.
Nā te puaka i ketu i tēnā ngā‘i i tairuarua ai.
The pig has been rooting here and made that furrowed part;
‘E ātea tairuarua, kāre e meitaki nō te tu‘epōro.
There are too many dips in this clearing, it’s no good for football.
2. Dips, depressions, furrows, ditches.
Mē kī teia au tairuarua i te vai kā no‘o te namu ki reira.
Mosquitoes will breed here if these ditches become full of water.