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hahau Play

1. (verb) (-ngia,-ria,-tia) (hāua) to strike, hew, chop, fashion with an adze, smite, hit.

He mea hahau aua whare i roto i ngā kōhatu (TJ 17/11/1898:9). / Those houses were made in the rocks.


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2. (noun) adzing, hewing, chopping.

E toru tau a Piri e akona ana e Eramiha Kapua ki ngā tikanga o te hahau i te rākau, o te whakairo, o te karakia me ngā tikanga anō hoki o te tapu e pā kau ana ki te mahi whakairo (TTR 1998:143). / Piri spent three years being taught by Eramiha Kapua on the techniques of adzing wood, carving, ritual chants and rules of tapu proper to the art of carving.


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3. (noun) stroke (golf), swing (golf).


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4. (noun) charm for curing tumours, chemotherapy.


hāhau Play

1. (verb) (-ria) to seek, look for, search for, hunt.

Kua tau te whakaaro o tēnei whakamenenga, kia hāhauria atu he tikanga mō ngā tāngata Māori e mate i ngā kino e ahu mai ana i ngā wai whakahaurangi (TWMNT 25/5/1875:110). / This meeting has decided that a system should be sought for Māori people afflicted by the evils arising from the use of intoxicating drinks.


hahau paoro Play

1. (loan) (verb) to play golf.

Ka tupu tōna hiahia ki te hahau paoro (TTR 1996:202). / His interest in playing golf developed.


2. (loan) (noun) golf.

Mataku ana a Kurupō mō te hahau paoro (TTR 1996:204). / Kurupō was formidable at golf.


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