vevete

vevete, (-a, -‘ia, vētea). Tear apart, rip up or off.

Kua vevete ‘a Tāvita i te va‘a o te riona.
Tāvita ripped the lion’s mouth asunder;

Vētea mai tēta‘i ‘aenga pēpa.
Tear (me) off a piece of that paper;

Kāre rava au i kite ana i te vētea‘ia‘anga taku puka.
I had no idea at all that my book had been ripped up;

Kua vevete ‘aia i te va‘ī o te ko‘u.
She tore the wrapping off the parcel.
[Pn. *ewe1.]

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