tāpuru1

tāpuru1, (-a, -‘ia). Soak in soapy water.

E tāpuru i tō pona ki te vai kia roa kā pu‘a ai.
Give your shirt a long soak in the water before you wash it;

‘E pā tāpuru kāka‘u tēnā nāku mē tātarāmoa.
I use that basin to soak clothes in when they’ve gone mouldy.

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