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    1. (Full of) weeds, use-less grasses, plants or bushes. No te kope iaia i te vaere i tona enua, kua tupu roroa te ngangaere. Because he was too lazy to clear his land, the weeds grew very tall; Ka akautungaia koe me kore koe e vaere i te ngangaere kino i toou kainga. Youll be fined if you don’t clear the noxious weeds off your property; E aere koe ki vao e vaere ngangaere. Go out and do some weeding; Kua ngaro ta matou kai i te ngangaere. Our crops are absolutely full of weeds; E one meika ngangaere ta matou i vaere ei. We cleared an over-grown banana plantation; Kua ngangaere to matou aua no te roa i te akarukeanga. Our garden has been let go so long that it’s full of weeds. Pu ngangaere, clump of weed.
    2. v.i. Defecate (polite for titiko). Ka aere au ka ngangaere. Im going to the loo. (See tangangaere.)

      Related to ngangaere