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purupuru Play

1. (verb) (-a) to stop the chinks of something, fill in, stuff up.

Me purupuru katoa kia kapi rawa ngā wāhi puare o raro o ngā wāra o te whare kei uru atu ngā kiore mā reira (TPH 15/7/1900:1). / All the holes at the bottom of the walls of the house should be filled in completely so that the rats can't enter that way.


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2. (verb) (-a,-tia) to suppress.

Kaua e purupurua ā koutou kōrero (W 1971:315). / Don't suppress what you all have to say.


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3. (noun) chisel.

He ringa tauhou, kāore anō kia waia ki te mau o te purupuru, o te whao (TP 1/11/1899:2). / He is an apprentice who is not yet familiar with how to hold the chisel.


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4. (noun) hull (of a canoe).

Ka peke mai Rongouaroa i te purupuru o te waka (M 2005:2). / Rongouaroa lept from the hull of the canoe.


[tō] meho! Play

1. stuff [you]! - a curse that is used to show disdain and disagreement for the actions or statements of others.

Rangi: Kāore a Huri i pai ki ō kōrero. Pare: Tana meho (HKK 1999:95). / Huri does not like what you said. Pare: He can jump in the lake.


hāpuku Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to cram, stuff (food into the mouth).

Kātahi ka tahuri ki te kai i ngā manga e tere ana i te wai, ka hāpukutia ki tōna waha (W 1971:36). / Then it set about eating the branches floating in the water, cramming them into its mouth.


tō tenetene Play

1. up yours! stuff you! get stuffed! - a curse that is used to show disdain for the actions or statements of others. Usually said to a woman.

Ka haramai te wahine, te hunaonga a te tūpāpaku ka kī mai ki a māua, “Kāore he pae, engari mēnā kei te pīrangi mihi koe, e mihi.” I tērā tonu, ka whakaaro au ki a au anō, tō tenetene! Ērā kōrero katoa kei roto i a au, nā reira kāore māua i mihi (Kāretu 2015). / The woman, a daughter-in-law of the deceased came over and said to us, "There are no speakers, but if you want to speak, go ahead." With that I thought to myself, up yours! All those sayings were in me, and so we didn't speak.


opuru Play

1. (verb) (-a) to cram, stuff.

Kaua e opurua te tamaiti ki te kai (W 1971:240). / Don't stuff the child with food.


2. (verb) (-a) to overcrowd, jam-pack.

Ahakoa te kī pēnei a tana rīpoata mō tētehi hui i reira, arā, he wāhi tōmua e opurua ana e te tangata, kīhai ia i kite e tuhene rawa ana te inu waipiro (TTR 1996:54). / Despite his report about a hui there being a primitive place overcrowded with people, he did not find that the drinking of alcohol was too excessive.


[tō] tero! Play

1. up yours! stuff you! get stuffed! - a curse that is used to show disdain for the actions or statements of others, implying that they would be advised not to comment.

Pare: E hoa, tino hē nei tō reo Pākehā! Rangi: Tō tero e tā (HKK 1999:94). / Pare: Friend, your English is abysmal! Rangi: Get stuffed my friend.


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