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pakō Play

1. (verb) to make a loud sudden noise, resound.

Pakō ana te pū, whati ana te kāwai parera ki te tī, ki te tā (PK 2008:244). / When the gun went off the flock of ducks took flight in all directions.

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2. (noun) thud, pop, bang, boom, a sudden loud noise.

Ahakoa te okeoke, te uaua rānei o te hōiho, i mau tonu te rite o te pakō tonu mai o tana hama (TTR 2000:246). / Even when the horse was struggling or was difficult, his hammer never lost its beat.

Synonyms: tarawete, pahū, pākōkō, papā, pohū

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