viriviri

viriviri, (-a, -‘ia), fq. viri.

1. Drill, twirl.

Kia oti ngā puta toe i te viriviri ka ‘aka‘oki atu ei tō viri.
I‘ll just finish off drilling the last few holes and let you have your drill back;

‘Akaātea i raro i te pū nū, ka viriviri atu au i tēia au nū.
Stand clear under the tree there, I‘m going to twirl these coconuts down.

2. n. A ring-shaped doughnut.

‘Ē rua pene i te viriviri ‘okota‘i,
two pence a doughnut.
[viri RR.]

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