3. (modifier) to fill up gaps (in anything).
He māra whakautuutu ki te rangatira, he māra tiria; he māra mate ki te ware, e kore e tiria (TP 9/1908:7). / A chief's garden planted without gaps is a well cultivated garden; a commoner's garden dies because it won't be cultivated. (A whakataukī referring to a leader who sets an example by his industry.)