(-a, -ia), fq. momono, mono.
- Push things into, f, plug or block up a hole, container, or cover. E akaoti koe i te monomono i tena moina ki te akari. Stop putting the bits of coconut into the bottle now; I te makianga tona taringa, kua monomono aia ki te vavai. When his ear was bad, he plugged it with cotton-wool. Tai monomono, a sauce made from chips of coconut. Teia te tai monomono ei titou i taau ika. Here is the coconut-chip sauce to dip your fish in; Tangata monomono korero (Bib.), a tale-bearer, spreader of rumours. Auraka koe e monomono korero aere na roto i to iti-tangata ra. Do not go around among your people spreading slander (Lev. 19.16).
- Put in replacements, substitute. E aere korua e monomono aere i te au pu tomati i mate. You two go around and replace the tomato plants that are dead. [mono RR.]
Related to monomono