1. (verb) (-a,-hia) to replant kūmara - to replace those that had failed.
Nā te tauraki mātou i kotiri kūmara ai i tētahi wāhi o tā mātou māra. / Because of the drought we had to replant kūmara in one part of our garden.
2. (verb) to come one by one, go one by one, one at a time.
Ka kotiri te haere a ngā tamariki ki te heke iho i te retireti. / The children went one by one down the slide.
3. (modifier) one by one, one at a time.
Ka kohikohia ngā kōwhatu ririki e ia, ka whakatakahia kotirihia ki te wai. / She collected the small stones and dropped them one by one into the water.
4. (noun) meteor, shooting star.
Ko ngā ingoa atu mō te kōtiritiri ko te matakōkiri, te tūmatakōkiri, te kōtiri, arā atu (Te Ara 2011). / Meteors, or shooting stars, are called kōtiritiri, matakōkiri, tūmatakōkiri and kōtiri.