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raruraru

1. (verb) to be in difficulty, perplexed, troubled.

E raruraru ana ki a Te Aupōuri me te raruraru hoki ki a Ngā Puhi (TTR 1990:96). / Troubles with Te Aupōuri were followed by clashes with Ngā Puhi.

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2. (noun) trouble, problem, dispute, conflict.

Kāore he raruraru ki a au ki te haere ki te kaukau i ngā raumati (HP 1991:21). / It is no problem for me to go swimming in summer.

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3. (noun) debt.

Kāore e tika kia tonoa mā te whenua e utu ngā raruraru o te Kaunihera ina tukua māna e whakahaere ngā whenua o ngā Māori (RT 2013:63). / It is not right to demand that the land be used to pay the debts of the Council when it is managing Māori lands.

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he [raruraru] kei te haere

1. trouble is brewing, there are dark clouds on the horizon - an idiom forewarning trouble.

He mate kei te haere ki te kore ia e tūpato. / There's trouble brewing if she's not careful.

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kū-

1. prefix used to intensify the meaning of the base word, e.g. raruraru and kūraruraru.

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