tu‘era

tu‘era, v.i. Open, ajar (as door, shop, wound, any container).

Kua tu‘era te pā, ‘aere ki roto.
The door is open, go in;

Kua ‘aere rātou ki roto, kua ‘oko i tā rātou ‘apinga i te tu‘era‘anga te toa.
They went in and bought their things as soon as the shop opened;

Te tu‘era ‘uā ra tōna va‘a.
His mouth was agape;

Tēnā te mō‘ina kā kite koe tē tu‘era ‘uā ra.
You‘ll find the bottle there with the top off;

Kua tu‘era tōna pona i te motu‘anga te pitopito.
His shirt gaped open when the buttons came off;

Tē tu‘era ‘uā ra te pārau i kite atu ei au i te poe i roto.
The oyster was open when I found the pearl inside.
[Ce. *tufera.]

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