tāvave

tāvave, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Make haste, arrive soon or early.

Tāvave!
Hurry up!;

Ko te aronga tē ka tāvave mai, ko rātou tē ka ‘aere mua.
Those who come early will get away early.

2. To hurry sbdy or something up, be early with something.

Kāre e kino, ka tāvave atu au i tō kōrua ngā ‘ei tiare.
Never mind, I‘ll get your flower garlands delivered to you quickly;

Tāvavea te kai, ‘e pongi au.
Hurry up with the food, I‘m hungry.

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