vetevete

vetevete, (-a, -‘ia), fq. vevete. Tear, shred (to pieces or in strips), rip up.

Kua vetevete ‘aia i te reta ē kua tutungi ki te a‘i.
He tore up the letter and burned it;

Ka vetevetea te kīkau e te puaka mē vao‘o koe ki kona.
The pigs will rip up the basket if you leave it there;

Kia oti tō pāreu kiri‘au i te vetevete rikiriki kā tuku ei ki te vairākau moana.
See that the hibiscus bast for your dancing skirt is slit up into small strips before you soak it in the blue dye.

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