tāviriviri

tāviriviri, (-a, -‘ia), fq. tāviri 1,2.

1. v.t. Wind, twist, etc.

Kua tāviriviria te ora ē kua motu te pirī ngi.
The clock was wound up and the spring broke;

Tēia te rau ‘ei tāviriviri i tō ‘ava‘ava māori.
Here is the leaf to roll your home-grown tobacco up with.

2. v.i. Wind around; get tangled, involved.

Kua tāviriviri te taura.
The rope has got tangled up;

Kua tāviriviri tāna tuatua i te ‘akakite‘anga.
He gave a very muddled explanation. Tāviriviri ‘āuri, to do gymnastics on the bar(s).

TĒ tāviriviri ‘āurī ra rātou.
They‘re doing exercises on the bar. ‘Ava‘ava tāviri-viri, twist (tobacco).

‘E ‘ava‘ava tāviriviri tāna i ‘oko ei.
He bought a twist of tobacco.

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