vāere

vāere, (-a, -‘ia). Weed, clear ground.

E vāere pākenu kōtou i tēia ngā‘i ka kōkai ei.
Pull all the weeds from this patch before you fork it over;

Kia oti tēia one kūmara i te vāere ka kaikai ei tātou.
Let’s finish off weeding this kumara patch before we eat;

Kā pere vāere mātou āpōpō.
We are going around doing everybody’s weeding tomorrow;

Vāerea tā‘au pā meika.
Weed your row of bananas.
[Ce. *waere.]

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