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1. (verb) to tremble, shiver, shake, quiver.

Me te mea tērā ko te haka a Tānerore, e wiriwiri nei i te raumati (TPH 31/8/1900:4). / It was if Tānerore's haka was the shimmering of heat haze in the summer.
Wiriwiri ana ngā papa o ngā hōia i te mataku. / The soldiers were shaking with fear.

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2. (noun) quivering, shaking, trembling.

I āhua mataku tonu ētahi o mātou ki te kaha o te wiriwiri o tō mātou tima (TTT 1/9/1930:2135). / Some of us were somewhat afraid at how much our ship was shaking.

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