tairuarua

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.

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