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(-a, -ia).

    1. Scoop out. Kua karo aia i te paua. He scooped the (flesh of the) oyster out (of its shell); E karo koe i te ngai pe o te taro. Dig out the rotten part of the taro; Auraka e karo i te iti o te vaarua, ka pururu te one. Don’t hollow out around the sides of the hole, the earth w fall in; E ngai karoanga paua teia, e apinga tika ai te anga. This is where they’ve been scooping out the oysters, there are such a lot of shells. Karo ngata, hard to budge or persuade. E tangata karo ngata teia. It’s a job to budge him.
    2. n. Scooping or gouging instru-ment, two-edged knife for cutting oysters from their shells. Teia te karo meitaki e te koi. Here is a good sharp gouging knife. (See i karo(karo), ti karo(karo).) [Ep. *karo.]

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