tākoi

tākoi, (-‘ia, -a). Sharpen something.

Kua tākoi te aronga ‘anga‘anga i tā rātou au toki.
The labourers sharpened their axes;

‘E vaira tākoi keke tēia nā taku pāpā.
Father uses this file to sharpen saws;

Kua tākoi‘ia te pē mata tumutumu ki te vaira a‘i.
The blunt-edged spade was sharpened with the grindstone.

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