tākorekore

tākorekore, (-a,-‘ia), fq., dim., grad. tākore. Put an end to, gradually destroy, etc.

Kua tākore te taote i te au putuputu‘anga tangata kātoatoa kia kore te maki e toto‘a.
The health officer prohibited all public assemblies to prevent the epidemic spreading;

Kua korekore te namu i te tākorekore‘ia‘anga te au punā-vai.
The mosquitoes thinned out when the stagnant pools were eliminated;

Kia tākorekore au i te ika kai namu i roto i te kauvai,kua ‘akamata ‘aka‘ou te namu i te tuku i tā rātou ‘ua. When I reduced the numbers of fish that were eating mosquito larvae in the stream, the mosquitoes began to lay more eggs again.

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