tāuru, (-a, -‘ia). Insert, put something in.
Kua tāuru ‘aia i te taura ki roto i te putā-nira.
She threaded the needle;
Kua tāuru ‘aia i ōna ngā rima ki roto i te pūtē piripou.
He put his hands in his trouser pockets;
Tāurua‘ia te tī tā ki roto i te pi‘a.
Put the rubbish in the box;
Kua tāuru ‘aia i tōna mōtokā ki roto i te vā.
He steered his car into the gap;
Kua tāuru ‘aia i tōna ‘oro‘enua ki te ‘oro‘anga mua.
He entered his horse for the first heat;
Kua tā‘uruia rāua ki roto i te pupu ‘ura pa‘u.
They were admitted as members of the troupe of drum-dancers;
‘E kiri tāuru ‘ōu ‘ua tēnā ki runga i tēnā uira.
That tyre has only been put on recently.