vai‘o

vai‘o, (-a, -‘ia). Leave alone, let stay.

E vai‘o koe i te reira pekapeka nāku e kimi.
Leave that problem for me;

Vai‘o‘ia te raore nā te tamariki.
Leave the sweets for the children (don’t eat them);

E vai‘o koe i te kāka‘u ki roto i te pi‘a.
Let the clothes stay in the chest;

E vai‘o koe iāia kia kaikai.
Let him alone so he can get on with his meal;

Kua kite ‘aia iāku i te vao‘o‘anga i te moni ki runga i te kaingākai.
He saw me leaving the money on the table.
[Ce. *waifo.]

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