- Go cold, cool off (in Rarotongan said of things which have been cooked or heated). Kua makariri teia tia ti. This pot of tea has gone cold; Ka kai au i teia mereki kai makariri. Ill eat up this plate of cold food; Kua tunu akaou aia i te vai i te makaririanga. He boiled the water up again when it had gone cold.
- Cold (Northern Group dialects, e.g. Manihiki). He makariri te tai. The sea is cold. (See akamakariri, tamakariri.) [Pn. *makalili.]
Related to makariri