Kukaura (to stop doing an undesirable thing, often as a result of punishment or reprimand).
- Kukaura (Give up completely an evil course, or a bad habit. 2. Be contrite) apa zvichireva kupfidza mabasa akaipa awanga uchiitira vamwe.
- Wakaura wanga wajaira kuba nhumbi dzevanhu.
- Kaura kubira vako, zvinoshoresa: give up stealing, it gets you a bad name.
- Nhasi wakaura nechando: today you have really suffered from the cold.
- Mbavha ndakaikaurisa nokuiranga: I forced the thief to change his ways by punishing him.
Kukaura (Tie tightly in order to close an opening e.g. bladder of football; middle of stocking in order to make two compartments). Sokuti: Akakaurisa svinga rake namakavi manyoro: he tied his bundle of firewood tightly with fresh bast.
- MaZulu vanoti khawu (ideo of cessation, stoppage, abatement).
- MaZulu vanoti khawula (v. Put an end to, bring to a stop, cause to cease; set a boundary). Muenzaniso: Khawula! (Stop it!).
- MaZulu vanoti umkhawuko (n. Boundary, end, terminus; limit; cessation.).
- MaZulu vanoti isikhawu kana izikhawu (n. Break, interruption - as in work). Muenzaniso: Lina izikhawu (It rains intermittently).