tāuaua

tāuaua, (-‘ia).

1. v.t. Fit something with elastic.

Kua tāuaua ‘aia i te kōpū o tōna piripou tu‘epōro.
He fitted a piece of elastic round the waist of his football shorts.

2. Fitted with elastic, elasticated.

‘E piripou poto tāuaua tā‘au e ‘oko mai nōku.
Buy me a pair of shorts with (an) elastic (waist).

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