tatau2

tatau2, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Wring and squeeze something out.

E tatau i te vai kia pou ka tauraki ei i te kāka‘u.
Wring all the water out before you put the clothes out to dry;

E tatau i te vai o te ‘ānani.
Squeeze the juice out of the orange.

2. Wrung out, squeezed out.

‘E ‘akari tatau pata tēia nō te poke.
This grated coconut is to be squeezed out (without adding water) for the taro pudding.

3. A wringer, (coconut) strainer.

‘Ōmai i te tatau, kia tatau au i te ‘akari.
Pass me the strainer, I‘m going to wring out (strain out) the coconut cream.
[Pn. *tau3.]

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