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tuke Play

1. (verb) (-a) to nudge, elbow.

I te kore o Pihoi i rongo i tōna ingoa e karangatia ana, ka tukea atu e tana hoa (HJ 2012:266). / Because Pihoi didn't hear her name being called, her friend nudged her.


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2. (noun) elbow, angle, bend.

Ko te tuke o te ringaringa mauī kia tika tonu ki te tuarā (HP 1991:113). / The elbow of the left arm should be right in line with the back.


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3. (noun) traditional measure of length from an elbow to the tip of the hand.

Ko te tiketike o ngā pakitara kia kotahi te whanganga; ko te whānui kia kotahi te whanganga me te tuke ringa, ka mutu (JPS 1929:258). / The height of the walls was one fathom; the width was one fathom and the length of the forearm from the elbow to the tip of the hand.


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4. (adjective) be a short distance, stone's throw away.

Tuke kau nei te roa o te ara (W 1971:450). / The path was quite short.


tūkē Play

1. (noun) adverb - a word that modifies or qualifies another word, especially a verb.

I te rerenga kōrero 'Kua tau mārire ki te pae', he tūkē te kupu 'mārire'. I te rerenga kōrero 'I pūhia pokerehūtia tana hoa', he tūkē te 'pokerehūtia' (PK 2008:996). / In the sentence 'Kua tau mārire ki te pae', 'mārire' is an adverb. In the sentence 'I pūhia pokerehūtia tana hoa', 'pokerehūtia' is an adverb.


au tuke Play

1. (noun) heavy seas, rough sea.

I ngā rā tōmua o Oketopa 1844, ka rere whaka-te-raki ia i roto i tētahi kahupapa waka itiiti. Nō tō rātou taenga ki te kūrae o Paparoa i te 10 o Oketopa, ka ākina e te au tuke, ka tahia atu a Tūhawaiki ki te moana (TTR 1990:370). / Early in October 1844 he sailed north in a flotilla of small boats. When they reached Paparoa Point on 10 October, they were buffeted by heavy seas and Tūhawaiki was swept overboard.


tuke o rangi Play

1. (noun) pāua, abalone, sea ear, Haliotis iris - edible univalve mollusc of rocky shores that has flattened, ear-shaped shells with a row of small holes for breathing. Has a strong grip on rocks but move about at night grazing on seaweed. Haliotis iris, the largest pāua, has peacock-like colours on the inside of the shell.

See also pāua


Synonyms: pāua


Tuke o Tautoru, Te Play

1. (noun) Orion's Belt - three belt stars of Orion arranged in a straight line immediately below Rigel forming part of the stern of the large constellation called Te Waka o Tamarēreti.


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