v.i., fq. maranga.
- Rise, lift, lay exposed, come to the surface. Kua marangaranga ua te kiko o te taro ki runga. The tubers of the taro lay exposed; Kua marangaranga te aka o te anani ki runga i te ketuiaanga e te puaka. The pig rooting around had exposed the roots of the orange tree; Kua marangaranga te au atava o te rakau i te pupuianga mai te matangi. Branches lifted when the wind blew.
- Get excited, stimulated; aroused, worked up. Kua mutamuta te tangata i to ratou marangarangaanga i te tuatua ou tei tae mai. People chattered eagerly to each other in their excitement at the news; Te marangaranga ua nei matou no tana tuatua i akakite mai kia matou. We are thred at what he has told us. [maranga Rr.]
Related to marangaranga