taratara2

taratara2, (-a, -‘ia), fq. tatara. Loosen, undo, dismantle.

E taratara i te taura, kua tāviriviri.
Undo the rope, it’s all tangled up;

Taratara‘ia te rī rī i tō‘ou tāmaka ka kiriti ei.
Undo your laces before you take your shoes off;

Kāre e rauka tēia au kurū i te taratara, kua mania te poro.
The screws won’t undo, the heads are bushed;

Kua taratara tākiri ‘aia i te matī ni ē kua ‘aka‘ōu ‘aka‘ou.
He stripped the engine right down and reassembled it;

Kua taratara takiri ‘aia i te ora.
He took the clock to pieces.

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