ūkī

ūkī, (-a, -‘ia). Grate, rub, grind, scrub, scour.

Nāku e ūkī i te taro, nā‘au e kana i te ‘akari.
I‘ll grate the taro, you shred the coconuts;

‘E punga ūkī kanakā tēnā.
That grater is used for (grating chestnuts for)

kanakā-bread; Kua oti te ta‘ua i te ūkī, tē tāmarō maī ra rāua.
The floor has been scrubbed, they are drying it off now;

E ūkī i te ira pēni.
Scrub the paint marks off;

Ēkīa te repo i runga i tō rae kia mā.
Rub the dirt off your forehead to make it clean;

Kua ma‘ore tōna turi i te ūkī‘anga nā runga i te papa.
He took the skin off his knee when he scraped it against the rock.

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