1. n. Thread (on screw).
Kua mania te terēti o teia kurū i kore ei te nāti e mou.
The thread is worn on this screw, that’s why the nut won’t hold.
2. (-a, -‘ia). Put a thread on.
Kua terēti‘ia te paipa ē kua pa‘u‘ia.
The pipes were screw-threaded and screwed together.