tāruku

tāruku, (-a, -‘ia). Submerge, immerse, dip or plunge something into water, duck sbdy.

Tārukua te kāka‘u kia ngaro meitaki i te vai.
Push the clothes down under the water until they are completely covered;

E tāruku i tō rima maki ki roto i te vairākau.
Hold your bad hand down in the antiseptic solution;

Kua tāruku ‘aia i te toka vera ki roto i te vai ē kua tuku ki roto i te ‘akari.
He dipped the hot stones into the water and put them in the coconut sauce;

Kua tāruku ‘aia iāku ki roto i te tai.
He ducked me in the sea.

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