tārekareka

tārekareka, (-‘ia).

1. Entertain, amuse, make happy, cheer up.

Kua tārekareka te pupu ‘ura i te manu‘iri.
The dance team entertained the guests;

Kua tārekareka ‘aia i te tamaiti ki te raore.
He made the child happy with lollies.

2. v.i. Play games, have fun, frolic, play.

Tukuna te tamariki kia ‘aere kia tārekareka.
Let the children go and play;

Mē ‘aere kē te kiore ngiāo, ka tārekareka te kiore toka.
When the cat’s away the mice will play.

3. n. Game, sporting event, entertainment.

Mē ka ‘akatupu tārekareka koe i te pō, e ‘ārāvei roa koe i te ‘akavā nā mua.
If you are going to put on a show at night you must see the police about it first;

‘E tu‘epōro te tārekareka i tēia rā.
The game today is rugby;

Kua maeva te aronga ‘ākarakara tārekareka.
The audience cheered.

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