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1. (loan) (verb) to shake hands.

Ka whakatika hoki a te Wiremu ki te oha ki a ia, ka harirū rāua (TP 6/1909:7). / And William rose to greet him and they shook hands.

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2. (loan) (noun) handshake.

Ka mea te iwi ki a Tā Hōri Kerei, kia haere ki te whakamahau o te whare o Te Mānihera kia harirū rātou. Ka mutu te harirū, ka haere a Tā Hōri Kerei ki te mātakitaki i te whare i mahia ai mōna e Te Mānihera (TW 20/4/1878:180). / The people asked Sir George Grey to go to the verandah of Mr Maunsell's house so that they could shake hands. When the handshakes had finished Sir George Grey went to inspect the house that Mr Maunsell had built for him.

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