1. (verb) (-hia,-tia) to look in one direction, look steadily, focus on, zero in on, concentrate on, take aim.
Nō waenganui o te tekau tau atu i 1920, ka mutu te mahi a Meri Geddes i roto i ngā rōpū wāhine; huri kē ana ia ki te Hāhi hei arotahi māna i waho atu o tōna kāinga (TTR 1996:33). / In the mid 1920s Mary Geddes ended work in women's societies, turning her focus outside her home to the Church.
1. (negative) nil, none, nothing, not, no longer, zero, zilch, nought - used in negatives after verbal particles, e.g. e, ka, kei, kua, me, i or ki te.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 67, 89-90;)
3. (negative) without, -less, lacking - used before or after nouns to indicate the absence or lack of that thing. Sometimes written as a separate word, sometimes joined or hyphenated.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 55, 89-90;)
4. (negative) no longer - used after kua as a verb to express the loss, absence, destruction or departure of something. It is usually used to mean that something is no longer the case.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 89-90; Te Pihinga Study Guide (Ed. 1): 55;)
5. (negative) Used with kia to say 'so that something would not happen'.
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 31-32;)