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.