- (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.
- v.i. Defecate (polite for titiko). Ka aere au ka ngangaere. Im going to the loo. (See tangangaere.)
Related to ngangaere