tāuta

tāuta, (-‘ia). Pile or heap something carelessly, in disordered profusion.

‘Auraka e tāuta ‘ua i te va‘ie mē tuku ki raro i te umu.
Don’t just pile the wood on anyhow when you lay the oven;

Ka pururū te pi‘a mē tāuta‘ia.
The boxes will tumble down if they are just piled up anyhow;

Kāre e meitaki kia tāuta ‘ua i te ‘anga‘anga.
It’s no good just letting the work pile up.

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