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hī ika Play

1. (verb) to fish with a hook and line.

He toa kē ake au i a rātau ki te hī ika (HP 1991:16). / I was more skilful than them at line fishing.

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2. (noun) angling, line fishing.

I Koukourarata ana pakeke e noho ana, arā, he nohanga kāinga nei kei Horomaka, Hakaroa rānei nō tētahi hunga hī ika, hunga mahi pāmu itiiti noa nei, ā, otirā he hī ika nei te mahi a tōna pāpā (TTR 2000:201). / Her parents were living at Port Levy, that is at a community of fishermen and small farmers on Banks Peninsula, but fishing was what her father did.

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