varo1

varo1, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Hollow out, scoop out.

E varo koe i tēia puta kia ma‘ata mai tēta‘i mānga.
Hollow this hole out to make it a little bit bigger;

E tāmata i te varo i te ‘akari kia pou mai ki va‘o.
Try to scoop all the meat out of the coconut;

Kua varoa tēia ngā‘i i te purūmu e te vai-puke.The flood waters have scooped out this hollow in the road; Kua nga‘anga‘ā te ni‘a o te kauvai i te varo‘ia‘anga e te vai.
The banks of the stream had given way through the erosive action of the water.

2. Deep, hollow, booming sound.

Mē ‘akarongo‘ia mai te varo o tēia tau i uta, e ngaru tika ai ā tai nei.
When the booming sounds from this point are heard inland, the sea is very rough indeed;

Te ‘akarongō ra koe i te varo pa‘u?
Can you hear the boom of the drum?
[Ce. *waro.]

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