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nguru

1. (verb) to groan, sigh, grunt.

Ka nguru noa a Tama i te pānga o te ringa o te rata ki tana puku, ahakoa te kino o te mamae (PK 2008:535). / Tama just grunted when the doctor touched his stomach, despite how painful it was.

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2. (noun) nose flute - short, semi-closed, cross-blown flute, with a curved end, made of wood, bone or stone and played with the mouth and nose.

(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 168-169;)

Ko tēnei taonga e kīia ana he nguru. Ka whakatangihia tēnei mā te waha, ā, mā te ihu hoki (TWK 41:22). / This instrument is called a 'nguru'. It is played with the mouth and the nose.

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pahū nguru

1. (noun) bass drum.

reo nguru

1. (noun) bass (singer).

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