tākore, (-a, -‘ia). Put a complete end to, stop (some activity), destroy, annul, nullify, cancel.
Kua tākore‘ia te kiore toka nō te kanga i te kai tanu.
The rats were exterminated because they ruined the crops;
Kua rekareka tāku va‘ine i tōku tākore‘anga i tāku kai ‘ava‘ava.
My wife was delighted when I gave up smoking;
Kua tākore ‘aia i te au puka ta‘ito.
He destroyed the old books.