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mataku

1. (stative) be afraid, frightened, intimidated, fearful, alarmed.

Kāore i roa kua tae mai a Mōkena i te kaitiaki tatau i te mataku rā hoki i te waha o te pītara e anga atu ana ki a ia (TKO 6/1915:7). / It wasn't long before Morgan reached the doorman who was intimidated by the barrel of the pistol pointed at him.

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2. (modifier) incompatible.

He kai mataku te kūmara i te aruhe (W 1971:188). / Kūmara is incompatible with fern root.

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3. (noun) dread, fear.

I te kaha tonu taku mataku (HP 1991:21). / I was extremely frightened.

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