varenga

varenga, v.i.

1. Engrossed, beguiled, distracted, absorbed.

Kua varenga ‘a Tapu ki te kimi i te mātipi i ‘oro mai ei māua.
We ran away here while Tapu was occupied with searching for the knife;

Nō tei varenga koe kiā Paku, nō reira i kore ei e oti tēnā ‘anga‘anga.
You were distracted by Paku, that’s why you didn’t get the job finished.

2. Become familar, tame, lose shyness.

Kua kite au ē kāre te pēpe e varenga kiā koe.I know the baby won’t take to you.

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