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turi

1. (verb) to be deaf, obstinate.

Otirā i turi te nuinga ki tana kupu, nō reira ka tīkina e ia tana pū hurihuri, ka mea, mehemea ka tohe rātou ka pūhia e ia, turi tonu tētahi o ngā tāngata, pūhia ana e ia ka tū ki te hūwhā (TWMNT 14/5/1873:53). / But the majority were deaf to his statement, and so he went and got his revolver and said that if they persisted he would shoot them and one of the men still would not listen so he shot him wounding him in the thigh.

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2. (verb) to be resistant, refuse to comply with, unwilling.

Ko te kātipa ka kore e mahi i tana mahi kātipa, ka turi rānei ki tētahi wārati, ki tētahi whakahaunga rānei a tētahi Kaiwhakarite Whakawā Hatihi i runga i te ture, ka whainetia (RT 2013:96). / The constable who will not do his job, or refuses to comply with a warrant, or an order of a Justice of the Peace under the law, will be fined.

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3. (noun) deafness, deaf person.

Kua whakaorangia te kāpō, te turi, te wahangū, te pararūtiki, te kopa, te ngoio, te hūkiki, me ērā atu mate (TTT 1/7/1923:13). / Blindness, deafness, dumbness, paralysis, being crippled, asthma, epilepsy and other illnesses have been healed.

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turi

1. (noun) knee.

Kua tīmata anō te wahine ki te mau roroa i te panekoti. E tika ana anō, i te mea kua tae kē ngā panekoti o nāianei ki runga ake i ngā turi (TTT 1/9/1929:1064). / Women have again started wearing longer skirts. And that's appropriate because currently skirts are above the knees.

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turi whati

1. (noun) bent-knee stance.

Ko te tū hengere, te turi whati rānei: He matika te tuarā, he piko ngā turi (RMR 2017). / The tū hengere or bent -knee stance: The back is straight and the knees are bent.

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taringa

1. (verb) to be deaf, unhearing, indifferent, unresponsive - often in the phrase taringa turi.

I momoho anō hoki te mahi a Ngata ki te whakawhere i te hunga kua roa kē nei e taringa turi ana, nā te mea, i murua ō rātau whenua (TTR 1996:108). / Ngata was also successful in persuading people who had been unresponsive, because of the confiscation of their land.

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2. (noun) ear.

Kāore i ārikarika ngā pātaitai a taku māmā ki a au, me te papaki i aku taringa (HP 1991:23). / My mother asked me a lot of questions and slapped my ears.

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Aotea

1. (personal noun) canoe that brought Turi and his people from Hawaiki, eventually arriving in Taranaki where they intermarried with the tangata whenua tribes.

(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 31;)

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