tī toe

tī toe, (-a, -‘ia). Cut a groove; grooved.

E tī toe i te rākau kā pa‘u ei.
Groove the timbers before you join them;

Kia oti i te tī toe, ka tāpiri ei i ngā rākau.
Glue the two pieces of timber together when you have cut the grooves in them;

‘E rākau tī toe tē ka ‘inangaro‘ia ‘ei pāruru nō te ‘are.
Grooved timbers will be needed for the house walls;

Kua tī toea te au papa o te vaka.
The side planks of the canoe were grooved together.

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