uruto‘e

uruto‘e, (-a, -‘ia). Slander sbdy, run sbdy down, gossip maliciously.

Kua uruto‘e ‘aia iā Puna ki āku.
She said nasty things about Puna to me; Kua riri au nō tei uruto‘e ‘aia iāku. I was angry because he had been running me down; ‘E va‘ine uruto‘e tangata ‘aia, nō reira ‘auraka e ‘aere ki tōna ‘are. She is always slandering people, so don’t go to her house; Kua tuatua uruto‘e rāua i te pare o taua va‘inē ra. The two of them made spiteful remarks about the woman’s hat; Ka uruto‘ea koe. You‘ll be slandered.
[uru1, to‘e.]

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