tī karo

tī karo, (-a, –‘ia). Hook, prize, winkle, gouge out.

E tī karo i te repo i roto i te motu ki te pine.
Pick the dirt out of the cut with a pin;

Kāre e taea i te tī karo, ‘e ‘ō‘onu ki roto i te rua.
You can’t fish it out, it’s too deep down the hole;

Kua tī karo‘ia te ngā‘i pē o te rākau ē kua tia aia.
The rotten wood was gouged out and a wooden plug wedged in.
[Ce. *tiikaro.]

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